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String Encoding

John Grabowsky

Joined: Dec 30, 2008
Posts: 26
Hi fellow rangers,

im working on B&S 2.3.1. The spec of the DBMain interface requires an update method accepting an String array, one String for evry field of the record to update. The spec of the DB file says that only ASCII can be stored. Is there a standard way to convert if the method is called with Strings containing chars other than ASCII?


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Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 41133
Not really. Maybe that means you shouldn't allow non-ASCII characters to be entered to begin with?

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John Grabowsky

Joined: Dec 30, 2008
Posts: 26
Hi Ulf,

thanks for prompt reply. Sure, I would validate input accordingly. But i think the DBMain Interface must work anytime, whether it is called by my business logic or not.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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