How do you OR two MySQL LIKE statements?

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You can OR two like statements using the following syntax −

SELECT *FROM yourTableName WHERE (yourColumnName like '%yourValue1%' OR yourColumnNamelike '%yourValue2%') AND yourColumnName = yourValue;

To understand the above syntax, let us create a table. The query to create a table is as follows −

mysql> create table ORLikeDemo
   -> (
   -> Id int not null auto_increment,
   -> FirstName varchar(15),
   -> LastName varchar(15),
   -> Primary Key(Id)
   -> );
Query OK, 0 rows affected (1.19 sec)

Insert some records in the table using insert command. The query is as follows −

mysql> insert into ORLikeDemo(FirstName,LastName) values('John','Smith');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.13 sec)

mysql> insert into ORLikeDemo(FirstName,LastName) values('Carol','Taylor');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.23 sec)

mysql> insert into ORLikeDemo(FirstName,LastName) values('John','Doe');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.11 sec)

mysql> insert into ORLikeDemo(FirstName,LastName) values('Bob','Jones');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.20 sec)

mysql> insert into ORLikeDemo(FirstName,LastName) values('David','Miller');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.17 sec)

mysql> insert into ORLikeDemo(FirstName,LastName) values('Mike','Williams');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.11 sec)

mysql> insert into ORLikeDemo(FirstName,LastName) values('Sam','Taylor');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.14 sec)

Display all records from the table using select statement. The query is as follows −

mysql> select *from ORLikeDemo;

The following is the output −

+----+-----------+----------+
| Id | FirstName | LastName |
+----+-----------+----------+
|  1 | John      | Smith    |
|  2 | Carol     | Taylor   |
|  3 | John      | Doe      |
|  4 | Bob       | Jones    |
|  5 | David     | Miller   |
|  6 | Mike      | Williams |
|  7 | Sam       | Taylor   |
+----+-----------+----------+
7 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Here is the query to use two LIKE with OR operator −

mysql> select *from ORLikeDemo where (LastName like '%Smith%' OR LastName like'%Doe%') AND Id = 3;

The following is the output −

+----+-----------+----------+
| Id | FirstName | LastName |
+----+-----------+----------+
|  3 | John      | Doe      |
+----+-----------+----------+
1 row in set (0.03 sec)
raja
Published on 31-Jan-2019 16:49:41
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