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Using Contains with wildcards in SQL query

Posted on 2014-07-22
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I know how to use contains to produce results if for example I type CONTAINS(<fieldname>,'Administration AND Reception'), but how can I get results if I want to match partial words -

I have tried CONTAINS('Admin% AND Recept%') which doesn't work.
 
I Have also tried <fieldname> LIKE 'Admin%' AND<fieldname> LIKE 'Recept%', but that doesn't work either.

I need to find documents which contain both words.
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You can either use:
 CONTAINS(<fieldname>, '"Admin*" AND "Recept*"') 

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or
<fieldname> LIKE '% Admin%' AND<fieldname> LIKE '% Recept%'

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The latter will not be using FULL TEXT SEARCH and would be slower in my opinion
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by:jdthedj
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Thanks chaau - I didn't realise that I needed * and double quotes in CONTAINS instead of %
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