SqlFunctions.SoundCode Method (String)

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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)

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


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
Available since 4.0
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