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I want to count the total number of characters in a single column in SQL SERVER

Posted on 2008-10-23
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I have a User table. I wish to calculate the total number of words in the user description column. For e.g. if in a user table I have user id=1 , Username=gurbir, User description='testing'. Now I want a program or method through which I can count the total number of words in the description column. Kindly suggest?
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by:momi_sabag
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are words separated by blanks?
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by:Norush
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SELECT     { fn LENGTH(FieldName) } AS LengthOfFieldName
FROM         TableName
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by:momi_sabag
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assuming each word is seperated by a single blank

select
  len(your_column) - len(replace(your_column, ' ', ''))
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sorry
it should be
select
  len(your_column) - len(replace(your_column, ' ', '')) + 1
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