Soundex Conversion (S)

Soundex Conversion (S)

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The S (Soundex) conversion code returns the Soundex code for a supplied character string.

 

The full format of this conversion code is

 

S

 

The S code applies the Soundex algorithm to the data string, returning a four character sound code. For details of the Soundex algorithm, see the SOUNDEX() function.

 

 

Example

 

A file has a customer name. The S conversion can be used to show the equivalent sound code.

 

Name

Soundex

Smith

S530

Jones

J520

Robinson

R152