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Backwards wildcard on column? Can it be done?


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SELECT * FROM database WHERE col1 LIKE '%foo%';

Simple. But I've got to do this backwards. In my col1 database, I have values like this:

pk col1
1 Joe
2 Susan
3 Richard|Joe
4 Jane|Sam|Steve
5 Gloria|Joseph

My search criteria is coming from another database of SINGLE NAMES, so I want to do this:

SELECT * FROM database WHERE '%col1%' LIKE 'Joe';

And I want to return keys 1,3 & 5. I've tried the above, I've tried '%'+col1+'%'. Neither work.


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If the problem is that you have multiple names in the column then you need to fix it by not storing multiple names in the column. Probably with a new table.

pk | database_id | name
 1 |           1 | Joe
 2 |           2 | Susan
 3 |           3 | Richard
 4 |           3 | Joe
 5 |           4 | Jane
 6 |           4 | Sam
 7 |           4 | Steve
 8 |           5 | Gloria
 9 |           5 | Joseph


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