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how to select text depend on the localization

Posted on 2013-11-12
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i have a table with one column that accept Arabic and English text for example some of the row have Arabic text and other rows have English text, is there any way in SQL or .net to view only Arabic text or the opposite way

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by:mbizup
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What kind of text appears in this field?  Sentences?  Abbreviations?  ...?

If the data is in sentence form or similar, using complete words, in English you are guaranteed to have at least one vowel (a,e,i,o,u), so you could try select statements like the following.

For English:

SELECT * FROM YourTable 
WHERE YourField LIKE '%a%' OR YourField LIKE '%e%' OR YourField LIKE '%i%' OR YourField LIKE '%o%' OR YourField LIKE '%u%'

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And try the opposite to isolate Arabic records:

SELECT * FROM YourTable 
WHERE NOT (YourField LIKE '%a%' OR YourField LIKE '%e%' OR YourField LIKE '%i%' OR YourField LIKE '%o%' OR YourField LIKE '%u%')

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rshq earned 500 total points
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Hi

  You can use ASCII , LTrim and RTrim function.
  In this code return only arabic column

 
Select  YourColumn from yourtable where 
            ASCII(substring(Ltrim(Rtrim(YourColumn)),1,1))>=194 and ASCII(substring(Ltrim(Rtrim(YourColumn)),1,1))<=246

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