sql query count with like

I have field called dipose and it has several values delimited by commas

now I want to count the number of time  a word 'sanctions' appeared

where I do
select dipose,count(*)
from table1

where dipose like '%sanctions%'
group by dipose


I am getting several records with counts
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dipose                     count
sanctions,notice--3
review,sanctions,notice-2


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I am just intered in
sanctions-5
Angela4evaAsked:
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sdstuberCommented:
you'll need to take the dispose column out of the grouping if you don't want sums groupd by the individual dispose values


select count(*)
from table1
where dipose like '%sanctions%'

if you want the word "sanctions" to appear in the results, you can hardcode that


select 'sanctions' , count(*)
from table1
where dipose like '%sanctions%'
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Angela4evaAuthor Commented:
what if I have more than one field like i want to count sanctions and notices
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
I will suggest the below query, though I must presume that the starting point (table design) is not really optimal for this query of queries...
select sum(case when dipose like '%sanctions%' then 1 else 0 end) santions_count
, sum(case when dipose like '%notices%' then 1 else 0 end) notices_count
from table1

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Angela4evaAuthor Commented:
thank you for the suggestion but
I want to display

sanctionscount--1
Noticescount-2
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sdstuberCommented:
if having the results in one row isn't sufficient you could unpivot them or do a simple union
(the unpivot is more efficient though)

select 'sanctions' , count(*)
from table1
where dipose like '%sanctions%'
union all
select 'notices' , count(*)
from table1
where dipose like '%notices%'
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sdstuberCommented:
an "unpivot" might look something like this with a dummy join

select x.str,count(*) from
 (select 'sanctions' as str union all select 'notices' as str) as x, table1
where dispose like '%' + str +'%'
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SharathData EngineerCommented:
Post# 39940327 would work for you. The other approach is convert the comma separated values to rows and count the values. Let me know if you are interested in that solution.
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