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SqlFunctions.SoundCode Method

Converts an alphanumeric string to a four-character (SOUNDEX) code to find similar-sounding words or names.

Namespace:  System.Data.Objects.SqlClient
Assembly:  System.Data.Entity (in System.Data.Entity.dll)

'Declaration
<EdmFunctionAttribute("SqlServer", "SOUNDEX")> _
Public Shared Function SoundCode ( _
	arg As String _
) As String

Parameters

arg
Type: System.String
A valid string.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The SOUNDEX code of the input string.

You cannot call this function directly. This function can only appear within a LINQ to Entities query.

This function is translated to a corresponding function in the database. For information about the corresponding SQL Server function, see SOUNDEX (Transact-SQL).

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.
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