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#1 ego0

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 04:00 PM

I have a book about SQL 'SQL for Dummies' to be specific and I have found the keywords 'LIKE' and 'NOT LIKE' and I was wondering if this can be used in MYSQL syntax? (Need to know for usage in PHP script)

#2 fenway

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 07:24 PM

Sure... SELECT * FROM yourTable WHERE yourField LIKE 'j%' will retrieve anything that starts with a 'j'. Note that if you start with a wildcard, you won't be able to use an index.
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