Version 1.0 Released September 20, 2001
The Soundex Extension generates a Soundex code (up to four-characters).
This code can then be used to evaluate the similarity of two or more
strings. The Soundex code is generated using the phonetics (sounds) within
This is especially useful when searching for a name that may be spelled
Soundex ("Randal") returns RNTL and
Soundex ("Rendull") also returns RNTL.
Soundex ("Rodger") returns RGR
Soundex ("Roger") also returns RGR
There is also a function that compares two strings, SoundexDifference. This
function will return:
4 when the soundex codes match perfectly
0 when the soundex codes are completely different
1 - 3 when the soundex codes are somewhat alike to very alike.
This extension is manufactured by PRL Software and is marketed by PalmDataPro.com. NOTE: This extension is no longer supported by PRL Software, is not supported by PalmDataPro, and is available on an AS IS basis only.
The extension includes a
royalty-free per-developer runtime license, meaning you can distribute
the extension PRC files royalty-free with your app but you need to
purchase a separate license for each SF developer (basically the same as
the SF Standard Edition license).
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