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The LIKE operator is used for searching a specified pattern in the column. In this example we will show you how to use the Like operator to get the related results from the database.

LIKE Operator

     

The LIKE operator is used for searching  a specified pattern in the column. In this example we will show you how to use the Like operator to get the related results from the database.

 

Understand with Example

The Tutorial illustrates an example from LIKE Operator. In this example, The create table statement helps you to create a table 'Stu_Table'. Insert a records or rows into a table  using insert into statement. Once your records is added into table, The records from a table can be retrieved by select statement in SQL.

Create Table Stu_Table

create table Stu_Table(Stu_Id integer(2), Stu_Name varchar(15), Stu_Class  varchar(10));

Insert data into Stu_Table

insert into Stu_Table values(1,'Komal',10);
insert into Stu_Table values(2,'Ajay',10);
insert into Stu_Table values(3,'Rakesh',10);
insert into Stu_Table values(4,'Bhanu',10);
insert into Stu_Table values(5,'Santosh',10);
insert into Stu_Table values(1,'Komal',10);

Stu_Table

Stu_Id Stu_Name Stu_Class
1 Komal 10
2 Ajay 10
3 Rakesh 10
4 Bhanu 10
5 Santosh 10
1 Komal 10

SQL LIKE Syntax

SELECT ColumnName(s)
FROM TableName
WHERE ColumnName LIKE pattern

SQL Like Operator Query

Now we want to select the persons name those name starts with "k" from the table above.

select * from Stu_Table
where stu_name like 'k%'

Result

Stu_Id Stu_Name Stu_Class
1 Komal 10
1 Komal 10

Now we want to select the persons name those name ends with "h" from the table above.

select * from Stu_Table
where stu_name like '%h'

Result

Stu_Id Stu_Name Stu_Class
3 Rakesh 10
5 Santosh 10
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Posted on: December 20, 2008

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