Select only columns with a certain property from an SQL database
Posted on 2009-05-08
I have a table in an SQL database with a lot of columns. They have names with different prefixes like par_column1, par_column2, par_column3, fit_column4, fit_column5 and so on. Now I would like to issue a SELECT statement that selects only columns with a certain prefix, for instance 'par', like this:
SELECT "columns that start with 'par'" FROM Table1 WHERE Colum0 = 'criteria'
Can this be done - and if so - how?