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From: "Brent Baisley" <brenttech@stripped>
Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 1:50 PM
Subject: Determining number of vowels in a string
> I'm trying to do a select that will return the number of vowels/consonants
> present in a string for each record. I thought a simple grep was the way
> to go, but it appears the grep functions only tell you if a string is
> present. I would even settle for a grep replace. Just replace the vowels
> with nothing and determine how the string length changed.
> Any ideas? I'm using v4.1.
> I'd rather do it in a sql statement rather than using a scripting
Is your text always in English? Recognizing vowels in other languages and
scripts could be very difficult; for instance, I'm not sure if Japanese even
has the _concept_ of vowels or consonants. And even in English, "y" is
sometimes considered a vowel and sometimes a consonant. At least it was when
I was in primary school way back when.