How to write PHP script by using LIKE clause inside it to match the data from MySQL table?

We can use the similar syntax of the WHERE...LIKE clause into the PHP function – mysql_query(). This function is used to execute the SQL command and later another PHP function – mysql_fetch_array() can be used to fetch all the selected data if the WHERE...LIKE clause is used along with the SELECT command.

But if the WHERE...LIKE clause is being used with the DELETE or UPDATE command, then no further PHP function call is required.

To illustrate it we are having the following example −


In this example, we are writing a PHP script that will return all the records from the table named ‘tutorial_tbl’ for which the author name contains ‘jay’

   $dbhost = 'localhost:3036';
   $dbuser = 'root';
   $dbpass = 'rootpassword';
   $conn = mysql_connect($dbhost, $dbuser, $dbpass);
   if(! $conn ) {
      die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
   $sql = 'SELECT tutorial_id, tutorial_title,
      tutorial_author, submission_date
      FROM tutorials_tbl
      WHERE tutorial_author LIKE "%jay%"';
   $retval = mysql_query( $sql, $conn );

   if(! $retval ) {
      die('Could not get data: ' . mysql_error());
   while($row = mysql_fetch_array($retval, MYSQL_ASSOC)) {
      echo "Tutorial ID :{$row['tutorial_id']} <br> ".
         "Title: {$row['tutorial_title']} <br> ".
         "Author: {$row['tutorial_author']} <br> ".
         "Submission Date : {$row['submission_date']} <br> ".
   echo "Fetched data successfully
";    mysql_close($conn); ?>