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Posted on 2011-02-24
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I am using CFDIRECTORY ACTION LIST to look for files in a directory.   Then I am using a query of queries to limit which files are shown.   The search in the name field is returning things like

# 36784lh_05112010_1139AM.pdf (05/11/2010)
# 36784lh_05112010_1140AM.pdf (05/11/2010)
# 367lh_02142011_1144AM.pdf (02/14/2011)

despite the like is for 367_ or 367lh_...   What am I doing wrong?
<CFdirectory action="list" directory="#application.systempath#memberpdfs\" name="Printers" filter="">


SELECT * FROM Printers
WHERE name like '367_%' or name like '367lh_%'

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by:_agx_
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Is there really a # sign in front of the name?  Also, QoQ's are case sensitive so you may have to use lower or upper
 
     WHERE lower(name) like '367_%' OR name like '367lh_%'
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by:digitalwise
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NO - sorry that came from the copy/paste - the names are
36784lh_05112010_1139AM.pdf (05/11/2010)
36784lh_05112010_1140AM.pdf (05/11/2010)
367lh_02142011_1144AM.pdf (02/14/2011)

But why in the world would the first two show up at all if I am looking for 367_ or 367lh_ since neither of those two meet that criteria??
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All of those should show up because they both match the criteria. All of them start with '367_%'
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by:digitalwise
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Is the underscore telling it something because one only of them has an underscore after the 367.    Is there a way to work around that since I really only want the 367lh_ one to get pulled back.
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_agx_ earned 500 total points
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ie "_" is a special character meaning any one character. So that's why they all match your pattern. If you mean a literal underscore "_", you'll probably need to escape it

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/ColdFusion/9.0/Developing/WSc3ff6d0ea77859461172e0811cbec0e4fd-7ff0.html#WSc3ff6d0ea77859461172e0811cbec0e4fd-7fd7
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Sorry our posts clashed

ie instead of

     WHERE name like '367_%'

... try

     WHERE name like '367\_%' ESCAPE '\'
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by:digitalwise
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Thank you!  Totally forgot that it would care about that underscore!
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