SQL count of a specific character

Posted on 2011-10-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Is there any way in SQL to count the number of characters, say hyphens '-' in a SQL field and store that in a variable?
Question by:zintech
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    select len(yourstring) - len(replace(yourstring,'-',''))

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