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How do I use LIKE in a sql SELECT statement.
How do I use LIKE in a sql SELECT statement.
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The LIKE command allows "Wild cards".
The LIKE command allows "Wild cards".
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The country Zambia matches because ambia matches with the %.
The country Zambia matches because ambia matches with the %.
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<source lang=sql class='tidy'>CREATE TABLE bbc (name VARCHAR(10), region VARCHAR(10));
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INSERT INTO bbc VALUES ('Poland', 'Europe');
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INSERT INTO bbc VALUES ('Zambia', 'Africa');
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<source lang='sql' class='def e-access'>SELECT name FROM bbc
<source lang='sql' class='def e-access'>SELECT name FROM bbc
WHERE name LIKE 'Z*'</source>
WHERE name LIKE 'Z*'</source>

Latest revision as of 13:08, 12 July 2012

How do I use LIKE in a sql SELECT statement.

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The LIKE command allows "Wild cards". A % may be used to match and string, _ will match any single character.

The example shows countries begining with Z. The country Zambia matches because ambia matches with the %.

SELECT name FROM bbc
WHERE name LIKE 'Z*'
SELECT name FROM bbc
WHERE name LIKE 'Z%'