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Posted on 2003-02-25
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I've been recently looking for a way to see if a keyword is used within a given text in the database and have been using PatIndex to check if that word exists... problem is, when I search for PatIndex('%car%', @SearchText), if the searchtext has the word cartridge, it also picks it up.  I have tried using two spaces, one at the begining and one at the end... but that causes car's to be rejected...

Any help is much appreciated.
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nigelrivett earned 150 total points
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I think you want to look at full text search.

also

where patindex('[ ',;:,]car[ ',;:]', ' ' + fld + ' ') <>0

or maybe

where patindex('[^A-Z^a-z]car[^A-Z^a-z]', ' ' + fld + ' ') <>0
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by:yleviel
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In the end I used:

patindex('%[^A-Za-z]car[^A-Za-z]%'...
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