MySQL SOUNDEX is one of the String Function, which is used to return the soundex code of a given string. Generally, it returns the four digits standard code as an output of Soundex. However, this is not case for the long string arguments.
As the name suggest, this returns the code based on the string sound. I mean, if two strings sounds identical then the Soundex value will be identical too. In this article, we will show you, How to use this string SOUNDEX in MySQL with example.
MySQL SOUNDEX Syntax
The basic syntax of the SOUNDEX Function in MySQL is as shown below:
SELECT SOUNDEX(String_Expression) FROM [Source]
MySQL SOUNDEX Function Example
The Soundex Function returns the soundex code value of an user specified string expression. The following query show you the multiple ways to use this function.
Let me show you another example for better understanding. Within the last statement, we used NULL value. Remember, SOUNDEX returns NULL for NULL argument value.
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