tcl.case Verb: Access/TCL

tcl.case

Command tcl.case Verb: Access/TCL
Applicable release versions: AP
Category TCL (746)
Description toggles case sensitivity on the current port, or displays its present condition when used without options.

For a system to run with the ability to be "case sensitive" and "case insensitive" among different users, the entire operating system must be structured so that the data base remains independent of case. All lookups for commands, item types, codes, etc. are "case insensitive" by default. This basically means that all dictionary lookups will be case insensitive.

Two macro versions of this verb, "case-on" and "case-off", are provided to direct comparisons within data files to be case sensitive or case insensitive.

The type of comparisons performed on data within attributes using Access will be determined by the status of the case bit.

The default is case insensitive.

To remain case sensitive, add the "case-on" verb to the user logon macro.
Syntax case {(option}
Options f Turns off case sensitivity. Case insensitivity is the system default.

n Turns on case sensitivity.

s Suppresses output of status message.
Example
case
[1319] Case insensitive.
This form of the command displays the current state of case interpretation.

case (n
[1318] Case sensitive.
This form of the "case" command toggles case sensitivity 
"on".

case (f
[1319] Case insensitive.
This form of the "case" command toggles case sensitivity 
"off".
Purpose
Related basic.casing
tcl.case-off
port.number
tcl.item
tcl.conv-case
filename.users
tcl.case-file
tcl.case-on
tcl.account-restore