Number of occurances of a substring within a string

strMyString = "a, b, c, d, e"

There are 4 commas

What is the syntax for returning 4 ?

intCommaCount = stringfunction(strMyString )

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Vikas GargBusiness Intelligence DeveloperCommented:

you need to create a function like this

CREATE FUNCTION dbo.CountOccurancesOfString
    @searchString nvarchar(max),
    @searchTerm nvarchar(max)
    return (LEN(@searchString)-LEN(REPLACE(@searchString,@searchTerm,'')))/LEN(@searchTerm)

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SELECT  dbo.CountOccurancesOfString('a, b, c, d, e', ',')

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DovbermanAuthor Commented:
Just what I needed.

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