How can we use MySQL INSTR() function with WHERE clause?

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When we use INSTR() function with MySQL WHERE clause, we need to provide column name of the table as the first argument and the substring as second argument along with a comparison operator. Following is an example using ‘Student’ table to demonstrate it −

Example

Suppose we have the following values in ‘Student’ table −

mysql> Select * from Student;
+------+---------+---------+-----------+
| Id   | Name    | Address | Subject   |
+------+---------+---------+-----------+
| 1    | Gaurav  | Delhi   | Computers |
| 2    | Aarav   | Mumbai  | History   |
| 15   | Harshit | Delhi   | Commerce  |
| 20   | Gaurav  | Jaipur  | Computers |
| 21   | Yashraj | NULL    | Math      |
+------+---------+---------+-----------+

5 rows in set (0.02 sec)

Now, following query show how we can use INSTR() function with WHERE caluse −

mysql> select name, INSTR(Name,'av')As Result from student where INSTR(Name,'av') > 0;

+--------+--------+
| name   | Result |
+--------+--------+
| Gaurav |      5 |
| Aarav  |      4 |
| Gaurav |      5 |
+--------+--------+

3 rows in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> select name, INSTR(Name,'av')As Result from student where INSTR(Name,'av') = 0 ;

+---------+--------+
| name    | Result |
+---------+--------+
| Harshit |      0 |
| Yashraj |      0 |
+---------+--------+

2 rows in set (0.01 sec)
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Published on 20-Feb-2018 12:12:57
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