## Unanswered: Levenshtein Distance Algorithm convert to Sybase

Dear All,

Please help me convert the below SQL Server Function to a Sybase compatable format. I'm having trouble finiding the corresponding datatypes in Sybase.

My Sybase version: Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise/15.0.3

Appreciate any help.

Thanks,
John

CREATE FUNCTION edit_distance(@s1 nvarchar(3999), @s2 nvarchar(3999))
RETURNS int
AS
BEGIN
DECLARE @s1_len int, @s2_len int
DECLARE @i int, @j int, @s1_char nchar, @c int, @c_temp int
DECLARE @cv0 varbinary(8000), @cv1 varbinary(8000)

SELECT
@s1_len = LEN(@s1),
@s2_len = LEN(@s2),
@cv1 = 0x0000,
@j = 1, @i = 1, @c = 0

WHILE @j <= @s2_len
SELECT @cv1 = @cv1 + CAST(@j AS binary(2)), @j = @j + 1

WHILE @i <= @s1_len
BEGIN
SELECT
@s1_char = SUBSTRING(@s1, @i, 1),
@c = @i,
@cv0 = CAST(@i AS binary(2)),
@j = 1

WHILE @j <= @s2_len
BEGIN
SET @c = @c + 1
SET @c_temp = CAST(SUBSTRING(@cv1, @j+@j-1, 2) AS int) +
CASE WHEN @s1_char = SUBSTRING(@s2, @j, 1) THEN 0 ELSE 1 END
IF @c > @c_temp SET @c = @c_temp
SET @c_temp = CAST(SUBSTRING(@cv1, @j+@j+1, 2) AS int)+1
IF @c > @c_temp SET @c = @c_temp
SELECT @cv0 = @cv0 + CAST(@c AS binary(2)), @j = @j + 1
END

SELECT @cv1 = @cv0, @i = @i + 1
END

RETURN @c
END