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Using Query in Ttable
how can i get ALL records having:

*Partial Match at the beginning
*Exact Match
*Partial Match anywhere

and

*case sensitive or not case sensitive.

Example.
how can i get all records with using

(thefield >= 'Ant%') and (thefield <= 'Cat%')

when should i use "Like" and the logical operators like
"=",">=","<>"....?
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Question by:girlswants_me
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by:FTL001
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use the % delimiter.  Example select * from users where lastname like '%mit%' would return smith,mithos,smithers.  Remove either the first or trailing % sign to eliminate partial matches in front of or behind.
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kretzschmar earned 200 total points
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? is this the answer

to girlswants me

like use with a single compare like
afield like 'abc%'

instead of >=,<= for a range use
afield between 'a%' and 'b%'

for caseinsensitive use
upper(afield) like upper('abc%')

upper (or similar function)
must be supported by your database

meikl ;-)
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by:girlswants_me
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by:kretzschmar
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what codes?
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