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which to follow when the instruction and the DB interface conflict to each other

Alexandra Zhang
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Joined: Jun 08, 2007
Posts: 16
For the searching part specifications I've got are in two versions in the instruction and the DB interface.

The instruction said:"It must allow the user to search the data for all records, or for records where the name and/or location fields exactly match values specified by the user."
The DB interface said in comment:"
//A non-null value in criteria[n] matches any field
// value that begins with criteria[n]
. (For example, "Fred"
// matches "Fred" or "Freddy".)"

I guess I should follow the instruction, shouldn't I?
Sean Keane
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Joined: Nov 03, 2010
Posts: 581

Alexandra Zhang wrote:I guess I should follow the instruction, shouldn't I?


Yep . There's lots of info about this topic on the forum.


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Alexandra Zhang
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Joined: Jun 08, 2007
Posts: 16
Thanks a lot for your quick response.
Roel De Nijs
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I think it's by far the most frequently asked question on this forum.

And the answer is simple: for your Data class implement what's asked (startsWith matching) and then you have to do some extra filtering to only show the exactly matching records.


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