What is SQL LIKE operator ?

The SQL LIKE operator is used in a WHERE clause to search for a specified pattern in a column.
It allows you to search for data that matches a specified pattern
The pattern can include two wildcard characters:

1. % (percent sign) - matches zero, one, or multiple characters
2. _ (underscore) - matches a single character
SELECT * FROM employeesWHERE name LIKE 'R%';

SELECT * FROM employeesWHERE name LIKE '%R';

Query Will Search Name From Employees Table That End With “R” And Return All Name End With “R”

SELECT * FROM employeesWHERE name LIKE '%R%';

Query Will Search Name From Employees Table That Have “R” In Any Position And Return All Name Having “R” In Any Position

SELECT * FROM employeesWHERE name LIKE '%A_';

Query Will Search Name From Employees Table Second Last Letter Of Name Is “A” Return All Name Which Having Second Last Letter With “A”

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The SQL LIKE operator is used in a WHERE clause to match a specified pattern in a column of a table. It is often used with wildcard characters such as “%” to represent any sequence of characters, or “_” to represent any single character. The syntax for the LIKE operator is as follows:

SELECT column_nameFROM table_nameWHERE column_name LIKE pattern;

For example, the following query returns all rows from the “customers” table where the “city” column starts with “Londo”:

SELECT * FROM customersWHERE city LIKE 'Londo%';

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• Feb, 2023 13

The SQL LIKE condition allows you to use wildcards to perform pattern matching in a query. The LIKE condition is used in the WHERE clause of a SELECT statement.

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