C# Matched Wildcard?? How to Find


I have two tables. One contains patterns and other contain raw data.

Table_A contains data
Table_B contains Patterns

Select * from Table_A where namea in
(Select '%'+nameb+'%' from Table_B)

I m trying to concatenate nameb with '%' so that it will be used
as wild card for searching in namea.

How can i find which nameb contains within namea??

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Refael AckermannCommented:
This is obviously an SQL question, but I'll give it a try.
Be aware than the concat syntax is Databe specific (e.g. '+' for MsSql or '&' for Access)
You can cross the data and the patterns, and then test for a match (with like):

SELECT Table_A.data AS data, '%' + Table_B.pattern + '%' AS pattern
WHERE data LIKE pattern;

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Anurag ThakurTechnical ManagerCommented:
what do you mean by patters - are they simple strings or Regular Expression Patterns?
zeeshanhayderAuthor Commented:
Well Moseack your answer was sumwhat correct.

Slight modification is needed
Following SQL statement worked for Me
SELECT Table_A.data AS data, Table_B.pattern as pattern
WHERE Table_A.data LIKE '%' + Table_B.pattern + '%';

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