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Hi, I write from Mexico.

I would like to know if there is a way to make the finder ignore accent marks. I've captured in my database words like "Juárez" but I would like the finder to report results even if the public type "Juarez" (whithout the "´" mark in "a"). Is that possible?

Thank you in advance.

Israel.

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Hello Israel!

The solution really depends on how technical you are. If you can manage SQL queries, you can try using COLLATE with latin1 (ASCII) to perform this:

SELECT * 
FROM Table 
WHERE Name COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AI Like '%cafe%' COLLATE Latin1_General_CI_AI

If you are not too technical, you can use a simple SOUNDEX query

The application is extremely simple: if you type soundex(value), the query returns 'V400'. It is designed to group 'similar' words, but it also ignores diacritics

SELECT SOUNDEX(VALUE)

Here is the source document:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/t-sql/functions/soundex-transact-sql?view=sql-server-ver15

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