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Escape ~ character for use in tsql contains() function

Posted on 2009-03-29
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Hi,

I'm using SQL server 2000 and I want to search for records that contain the ~ character in the text. Something like this:

select * from tblText where contains(txt, '~')

Apparently that will not work as ~ character is actually the NEAR operator.

How can I escape it? I wouldn't want to use LIKE expresssion as I want to take advantage of contains() and  its full text index.

Thanks a lot.
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~ is ascii character 126

Therefore you can use
SELECT * FROM tblText WHERE contains(txt,char(126))
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Hi,

Unfortunately, contains(txt,char(126)) causes a syntax error.

I finally went with::

select * from tblText where charindex('~', txt') > 0

and it works great.

Still want to know how to escape ~ in contains function though.

Thanks anyway.
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