[erlang-questions] Case-insensitive matching in mnesia and erlang

Ashok P. Nadkarni <>
Fri Oct 17 15:05:46 CEST 2008


I'm working my way through erlang and mnesia and writing my first toy 
application.

I had the following question - I'm storing string data in an mnesia 
database as either a list of integers or as binaries. I want to find 
records using case-insensitive matching against this field. How would I 
use  mnesia:select to do this? Do I have to explicitly retrieve each 
record and convert the field and seach key to lower case myself and 
compare? Is there a faster way?

/Ashok



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