Comparing string

Format phone number
In one table , phone number is in this format (999)999-9999 while in another table the phone display as (999) 999-9999. notice the extra space.
I could not compare both numbers. What's the solution
zachvaldezAsked:
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Dean ChafeeIT/InfoSec ManagerCommented:
Equalize both sides of the compare by removing spaces like this:

 where replace(phone1,' ','') = replace(phone2,' ','')
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zachvaldezAuthor Commented:
How about creating 2 columns with same format?
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Bill PrewCommented:
I'd probably play it safe and remove all the nun numeric characters before the compare, just in case they leave off parens or dash at any point...

where replace(replace(replace(phone1,' ',''),')',''),'-','') = replace(replace(replace(phone2,' ',''),')',''),'-','')


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zachvaldezAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help guys!
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