How to fetch fields with multiple values set using MySQL LIKE?

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To fetch fields with multiple values, use LIKE with OR in MySQL −

select *from yourTableName where yourColumnName like ‘%AnyStringValue’ or yourColumnName like ‘%AnyStringValue’ or yourColumnName like ‘%AnyStringValue’ ……...N;

You can understand with the help of a table −

mysql> create table LikeDemo
   −> (
      −> Hobby varchar(200)
   −> );
Query OK, 0 rows affected (1.71 sec)

Insert some records in the table with the help of insert command. The query to insert records in the table is as follows −

mysql> insert into LikeDemo values('Reading Book');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.13 sec)

mysql> insert into LikeDemo values('Playing Cricket Match');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.16 sec)

mysql> insert into LikeDemo values('Playing Hockey Match');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.27 sec)

mysql> insert into LikeDemo values('Reading Novel');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.14 sec)

mysql> insert into LikeDemo values('Swimming');
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.10 sec)

Displaying all records with the help of select statement. The query is as follows:

mysql> select *from LikeDemo;

The following is the output −

+-----------------------+
| Hobby                 |
+-----------------------+
| Reading Book          |
| Playing Cricket Match |
| Playing Hockey Match  |
| Reading Novel         |
| Swimming              |
+-----------------------+
5 rows in set (0.00 sec)

The query to fetch fields with multiple values using LIKE is as follows −

mysql> select *from LikeDemo where Hobby like '%Cricket%' or Hobby like '%Reading%';

The following is the output −

+-----------------------+
| Hobby                 |
+-----------------------+
| Reading Book          |
| Playing Cricket Match |
| Reading Novel         |
+-----------------------+
3 rows in set (0.00 sec)
raja
Published on 10-Jan-2019 07:26:34
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