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Posted on 2014-10-08
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Dear all,

right now try to filter out table name with prefxi tblT_ so we don't want this kind of table from showing out, my query is :

 SELECT  DISTINCT TABLE_NAME 	
    FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES
    WHERE TABLE_SCHEMA=<databaseName>  and table_type<> 'view' and TABLE_NAME  NOT LIKE 'tblT_%';

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and I try to test the result set by only show out table has prefix like that:

 SELECT  DISTINCT TABLE_NAME 	
    FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES
    WHERE TABLE_SCHEMA=<databaseName>  and table_type<> 'view' and TABLE_NAME  LIKE 'tblT_%';

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but it seems MySQL will return all table with name prefix with tblT% instead of what we want : tblT_xxxxxx

how to solve this ?
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Question by:marrowyung
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Haris Djulic earned 2000 total points
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You are using the  wildcard chareacter in your query so you need to 'tell' My SQL engine that you want it in the name i.e.

use it like this

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SELECT  DISTINCT TABLE_NAME 	
    FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.TABLES
    WHERE TABLE_SCHEMA=<databaseName>  and table_type<> 'view' and TABLE_NAME  LIKE 'tblT\_%';

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very nice !
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