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Comment:Add documentation of the REPLACE, TRIM, LTRIM, and RTRIM functions. (CVS 3699)
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User & Date: drh 2007-03-17 18:22:58
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2007-03-19
05:54
Add new OS file method to return the sector-size of the underlying storage: sqlite3OsSectorSize() (CVS 3700) check-in: 5752d84d user: danielk1977 tags: trunk
2007-03-17
18:22
Add documentation of the REPLACE, TRIM, LTRIM, and RTRIM functions. (CVS 3699) check-in: d42c9636 user: drh tags: trunk
17:52
Added TRIM, LTRIM, and RTRIM functions. (CVS 3698) check-in: 6fe13eea user: drh tags: trunk
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#
# Run this Tcl script to generate the lang-*.html files.
#
set rcsid {$Id: lang.tcl,v 1.125 2007/03/09 14:43:25 danielk1977 Exp $}
source common.tcl

if {[llength $argv]>0} {
  set outputdir [lindex $argv 0]
} else {
  set outputdir ""
}
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If SQLite is configured to support UTF-8, then the number of UTF-8
characters is returned, not the number of bytes.</td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td valign="top" align="right">
<a name="likeFunc"></a>
like(<i>X</i>,<i>Y</i> [,<i>Z</i>])</td>

<td valign="top">
This function is used to implement the "<b>X LIKE Y [ESCAPE Z]</b>"
syntax of SQL. If the optional ESCAPE clause is present, then the
user-function is invoked with three arguments. Otherwise, it is
invoked with two arguments only. The 
<a href="capi3ref.html#sqlite3_create_function">
sqlite_create_function()</a> interface can be used to override this
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<tr>
<td valign="top" align="right">lower(<i>X</i>)</td>
<td valign="top">Return a copy of string <i>X</i> will all characters
converted to lower case.  The C library <b>tolower()</b> routine is used
for the conversion, which means that this function might not
work correctly on UTF-8 characters.</td>
</tr>











<tr>
<td valign="top" align="right">max(<i>X</i>,<i>Y</i>,...)</td>
<td valign="top">Return the argument with the maximum value.  Arguments
may be strings in addition to numbers.  The maximum value is determined
by the usual sort order.  Note that <b>max()</b> is a simple function when
it has 2 or more arguments but converts to an aggregate function if given
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<tr>
<td valign="top" align="right">random(*)</td>
<td valign="top">Return a pseudo-random integer
between -9223372036854775808 and +9223372036854775807.</td>
</tr>










<tr>
<td valign="top" align="right">
<a name="randomblobFunc">
randomblob(<i>N</i>)</td>
<td valign="top">Return a <i>N</i>-byte blob containing pseudo-random bytes.
<i>N</i> should be a postive integer.</td>
</tr>
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<tr>
<td valign="top" align="right">round(<i>X</i>)<br>round(<i>X</i>,<i>Y</i>)</td>
<td valign="top">Round off the number <i>X</i> to <i>Y</i> digits to the
right of the decimal point.  If the <i>Y</i> argument is omitted, 0 is 
assumed.</td>
</tr>










<tr>
<td valign="top" align="right">soundex(<i>X</i>)</td>
<td valign="top">Compute the soundex encoding of the string <i>X</i>.
The string "?000" is returned if the argument is NULL.
This function is omitted from SQLite by default.
It is only available the -DSQLITE_SOUNDEX=1 compiler option
is used when SQLite is built.</td>
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<td valign="top">Return a substring of input string <i>X</i> that begins
with the <i>Y</i>-th character and which is <i>Z</i> characters long.
The left-most character of <i>X</i> is number 1.  If <i>Y</i> is negative
the the first character of the substring is found by counting from the
right rather than the left.  If SQLite is configured to support UTF-8,
then characters indices refer to actual UTF-8 characters, not bytes.</td>
</tr>











<tr>
<td valign="top" align="right">typeof(<i>X</i>)</td>
<td valign="top">Return the type of the expression <i>X</i>.  The only 
return values are "null", "integer", "real", "text", and "blob".
SQLite's type handling is 
explained in <a href="datatype3.html">Datatypes in SQLite Version 3</a>.</td>



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#
# Run this Tcl script to generate the lang-*.html files.
#
set rcsid {$Id: lang.tcl,v 1.126 2007/03/17 18:22:58 drh Exp $}
source common.tcl

if {[llength $argv]>0} {
  set outputdir [lindex $argv 0]
} else {
  set outputdir ""
}
................................................................................
If SQLite is configured to support UTF-8, then the number of UTF-8
characters is returned, not the number of bytes.</td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td valign="top" align="right">
<a name="likeFunc"></a>
like(<i>X</i>,<i>Y</i>)<br>
like(<i>X</i>,<i>Y</i>,<i>Z</i>)</td>
<td valign="top">
This function is used to implement the "<b>X LIKE Y [ESCAPE Z]</b>"
syntax of SQL. If the optional ESCAPE clause is present, then the
user-function is invoked with three arguments. Otherwise, it is
invoked with two arguments only. The 
<a href="capi3ref.html#sqlite3_create_function">
sqlite_create_function()</a> interface can be used to override this
................................................................................
<tr>
<td valign="top" align="right">lower(<i>X</i>)</td>
<td valign="top">Return a copy of string <i>X</i> will all characters
converted to lower case.  The C library <b>tolower()</b> routine is used
for the conversion, which means that this function might not
work correctly on UTF-8 characters.</td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td valign="top" align="right">
<a name="ltrimFunc">
ltrim(<i>X</i>)<br>ltrim(<i>X</i>,<i>Y</i>)</td>
<td valign="top">Return a string formed by removing any and all
characters that appear in <i>Y</i> from the left side of <i>X</i>.
If the <i>Y</i> argument is omitted, spaces are removed.</td>
</tr>


<tr>
<td valign="top" align="right">max(<i>X</i>,<i>Y</i>,...)</td>
<td valign="top">Return the argument with the maximum value.  Arguments
may be strings in addition to numbers.  The maximum value is determined
by the usual sort order.  Note that <b>max()</b> is a simple function when
it has 2 or more arguments but converts to an aggregate function if given
................................................................................

<tr>
<td valign="top" align="right">random(*)</td>
<td valign="top">Return a pseudo-random integer
between -9223372036854775808 and +9223372036854775807.</td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td valign="top" align="right">
<a name="replaceFunc">
replace(<i>X</i>,<i>Y</i>,<i>Z</i>)</td>
<td valign="top">Return a string formed by substituting string <i>Z</i> for
every occurrance of string <i>Y</i> in string <i>X</i>.  The BINARY
collating sequence is used for comparisons.</td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td valign="top" align="right">
<a name="randomblobFunc">
randomblob(<i>N</i>)</td>
<td valign="top">Return a <i>N</i>-byte blob containing pseudo-random bytes.
<i>N</i> should be a postive integer.</td>
</tr>
................................................................................
<tr>
<td valign="top" align="right">round(<i>X</i>)<br>round(<i>X</i>,<i>Y</i>)</td>
<td valign="top">Round off the number <i>X</i> to <i>Y</i> digits to the
right of the decimal point.  If the <i>Y</i> argument is omitted, 0 is 
assumed.</td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td valign="top" align="right">
<a name="rtrimFunc">
rtrim(<i>X</i>)<br>rtrim(<i>X</i>,<i>Y</i>)</td>
<td valign="top">Return a string formed by removing any and all
characters that appear in <i>Y</i> from the right side of <i>X</i>.
If the <i>Y</i> argument is omitted, spaces are removed.</td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td valign="top" align="right">soundex(<i>X</i>)</td>
<td valign="top">Compute the soundex encoding of the string <i>X</i>.
The string "?000" is returned if the argument is NULL.
This function is omitted from SQLite by default.
It is only available the -DSQLITE_SOUNDEX=1 compiler option
is used when SQLite is built.</td>
................................................................................
<td valign="top">Return a substring of input string <i>X</i> that begins
with the <i>Y</i>-th character and which is <i>Z</i> characters long.
The left-most character of <i>X</i> is number 1.  If <i>Y</i> is negative
the the first character of the substring is found by counting from the
right rather than the left.  If SQLite is configured to support UTF-8,
then characters indices refer to actual UTF-8 characters, not bytes.</td>
</tr>

<tr>
<td valign="top" align="right">
<a name="trimFunc">
trim(<i>X</i>)<br>trim(<i>X</i>,<i>Y</i>)</td>
<td valign="top">Return a string formed by removing any and all
characters that appear in <i>Y</i> from both ends of <i>X</i>.
If the <i>Y</i> argument is omitted, spaces are removed.</td>
</tr>


<tr>
<td valign="top" align="right">typeof(<i>X</i>)</td>
<td valign="top">Return the type of the expression <i>X</i>.  The only 
return values are "null", "integer", "real", "text", and "blob".
SQLite's type handling is 
explained in <a href="datatype3.html">Datatypes in SQLite Version 3</a>.</td>