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sql "like" logic syntax

Posted on 2010-11-22
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this is some inherited code we have.


SELECT * from data where  (datafield like 'ROUTE|CUSTOMERLOCATION')

doesnt seem to work..  i think they were trying to say   if data is like route OR like customerlocation

select * from data where (datafield like 'ROUTE') or (datafield like 'CUSTOMERLOCATON')

produces the data we are looking for.

Is there a   '|' operator for a like statement?





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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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no.

you have to do:
SELECT * from data 
where  datafield like 'ROUTE'
 OR datafield LIKE 'CUSTOMERLOCATION'

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with eventually some % around ...

however, you might get that "list" in a single variable?
then, you need to go to this article:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/A_1536.html
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SELECT * from data 
where datafield in ( select value from dbo.ParmsToList( 'ROUTECUSTOMERLOCATION', '|' ) )

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possible a small change if it has to be a LIKE indeed ...





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by:lludden
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You don't normally use LIKE unless you have wildcards.  

SELECT * from data
where  datafield IN ('ROUTE','CUSTOMERLOCATION')

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by:thefritterfatboy
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@lludden - Actually, older versions of MS SQL Server require the LIKE operator for all operations on TEXT fields, whether you want an exact match or not.

In response to the original post, LIKE does not have an OR operator built in.

(Full text searching is a whole different matter, though. SQL Full Text Search does allow for OR operations)
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by:CASorter
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thanks,    just wanted to make sure i wasnt missing something.
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