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ArrayFindNoCase(arrayToSearch, valueToFind)

Last updated September 6, 2002

author

Nathan Dintenfass

Version: 1 | Requires: CF5 | Library: DataManipulationLib

Description:
Returns the index in an array containing a given (case-insensitive) value. It is analagous to listFind(), but with arrays. See also arrayFind().

Return Values:
Returns a number.

Example:

<cfscript>
	anArray = arrayNew(1);
	anArray[1] = "Camden";
	anArray[2] = "Archibald";
	anArray[3] = "Mueller";
	anArray[4] = "Dintenfass";
</cfscript>

<cfoutput>#arrayFindNoCase(anArray,"MUELLER")#</cfoutput>

Parameters:

Name Description Required
arrayToSearch The array to search. Yes
valueToFind The value to look for. Yes

Full UDF Source:

/**
 * Like listFindNoCase(), but for arrays.
 * 
 * @param arrayToSearch 	 The array to search. (Required)
 * @param valueToFind 	 The value to look for. (Required)
 * @return Returns a number. 
 * @author Nathan Dintenfass (nathan@changemedia.com) 
 * @version 1, September 6, 2002 
 */
function ArrayFindNoCase(arrayToSearch,valueToFind){
	//a variable for looping
	var ii = 0;
	//loop through the array, looking for the value
	for(ii = 1; ii LTE arrayLen(arrayToSearch); ii = ii + 1){
		//if this is the value, return the index
		if(NOT compareNoCase(arrayToSearch[ii],valueToFind))
			return ii;
	}
	//if we've gotten this far, it means the value was not found, so return 0
	return 0;
}
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