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Count number of strings within a string

By MikeMcManus,

This function will return the number of occurrences of one string within another string. I was looking for something like this recently, and the only thing I could find was needlessly complicated. Don't forget, when calling a scalar function, you must qualify with username like this:

Select dbo.StringCount('Hi There','e')

This function may be a little too simple for your needs, but, you can modify and use any way you like.  You could also easily create a procedure, with or without output parameter, with the same code.  Enjoy.

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