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how i can count  the number of message REPEATED

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i have a table contain a msg field
and the message format is like :

Vote george
vote mbuzo
 format of the message is VOTE "NICKNAME"

I WANT TO COUNT THE NUMBER OF MSG FOR EACH NICKNAME ??
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by:brendonfeeley
ID: 38720033
SELECT msg, COUNT(*) AS total FROM <table_name> GROUP BY msg ORDER BY total DESC;
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by:afifosh
ID: 38720041
i want to count only message start with Voting followed by space !!
voting "nickname"
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by:afifosh
ID: 38720042
and  the msg should be start with voting
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by:brendonfeeley
ID: 38720088
SELECT msg, COUNT(*) AS total FROM <table_name> WHERE LOWER(msg) LIKE 'vote %' GROUP BY msg ORDER BY total DESC;
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by:afifosh
ID: 38720114
it's dosen;t work with arabic  i have replace the word voting by arabic translated word and no result :S
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 38720131
no points here, you have to use the correct "collate" keyword:
SELECT msg, COUNT(*) AS total 
FROM <table_name> 
WHERE LOWER(msg) LIKE 'vote %' COLLATE _your_collation_name_goes_here 
GROUP BY msg ORDER BY total DESC; 

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by:afifosh
ID: 38720139
msg like '¿¿¿  %' dosen;t work
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 38720147
well, I asked you to use COLLATE keyword ...
anyhow, with "arabic" data, I am not 100% sure how this works out, but it should be straightforward ...
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by:afifosh
ID: 38720175
i have replaced voting in english with voting in arabic and it's dosen;t work :S
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
ID: 38720187
can you show sample , so we could try to reproduce it?
I can only tell you that basically the query suggestion does work ...
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goldykhurmi earned 500 total points
ID: 38720862
Try to write like this :

msg like N'¿¿¿  %'
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by:goldykhurmi
ID: 38720863
or
cast (msg as varchar(100)) like N'¿¿¿  %'

or
cast (msg as varchar(100)) like '¿¿¿  %'
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by:Ovid Burke
ID: 38721062
Try this:
SELECT DISTINCT(REPLACE(message,'Vote ', '')) AS message, COUNT(*) AS votes
FROM _messages
GROUP BY message ORDER BY votes DESC

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by:awking00
ID: 38721360
select replace(message,'Voting ',null) as message, count(*) as cnt
from messages
group by replace(message,'Voting ',null)
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