SELECT where row value contains string in MySQL?

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To select the row value containing string in MySQL, use the following syntax.

SELECT *FROM yourTableName where yourColumnName like ‘%yourPattern%’;

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

mysql> create table PatternDemo
-> (
-> Id int,
-> Name varchar(100),
-> Age int
-> );
Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.97 sec)

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

mysql> insert into PatternDemo values(1,'James',23);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.11 sec)

mysql> insert into PatternDemo values(2,'Joseph',21);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.18 sec)

mysql> insert into PatternDemo values(3,'Robert',20);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.11 sec)

mysql> insert into PatternDemo values(4,'John',26);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.10 sec)

mysql> insert into PatternDemo values(5,'Richard',24);
Query OK, 1 row affected (0.17 sec)

Now you can display all records from the table using select statement. The query is as follows.

mysql> select *from PatternDemo;

The following is the output.

+------+---------+------+
| Id   | Name    | Age  |
+------+---------+------+
| 1    | James   | 23   |
| 2    | Joseph  | 21   |
| 3    | Robert  | 20   |
| 4    | John    | 26   |
| 5    | Richard | 24   |
+------+---------+------+
5 rows in set (0.00 sec)

Here is the query that will give all names with the characters “Jo”. The query is as follows.

mysql> select *from PatternDemo where Name like '%Jo%';

The following is the output.

+------+--------+------+
| Id   | Name   | Age  |
+------+--------+------+
| 2    | Joseph | 21   |
| 4    | John   | 26   |
+------+--------+------+
2 rows in set (0.00 sec)
raja
Published on 11-Jan-2019 11:26:25
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