MySQL SOUNDEX() function
MySQL SOUNDEX() function returns soundex string of a string.
Soundex is a phonetic algorithm for indexing names after English pronunciation of sound. You can use SUBSTRING() on the result to get a standard soundex string. All nonalphabetic characters in str are ignored. All international alphabetic characters outside the A-Z range are treated as vowels.
|str||A string whose SOUNDEX string is to be retrieved.|
The SOUNDEX() function has following limitations :
- This function, as currently implemented, is intended to work well with strings that are in the English language only. Strings in other languages may not produce reliable results.
- This function is not guaranteed to provide consistent results with strings that use multi-byte character sets, including utf-8.
MySQL Version: 5.6
Example: MySQL SOUNDEX() function
The following statement returns the SONDEX string of the argument string w3resource. The return value is W6262.
mysql> SELECT SOUNDEX('w3resource'); +-----------------------+ | SOUNDEX('w3resource') | +-----------------------+ | W6262 | +-----------------------+ 1 row in set (0.00 sec)
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