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Handling accents and special characters in search

Posted on July 3, 2018 by in SQL

Users of countless software products use search often to locate what they need. Search, in it’s most simplest form, is to take a search keyword from the user, run down a list and find results which partially or fully (it’s up to you) match the keyword. In this blog, we’ll talk about two features that we feel should be provided with any user-friendly search implementation. These are related to handling search with data having accented and special characters. We’ll see how to implement these using MS SQL Server.