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Hello,

I have:
$yfrom = 1970;
$yto = 1974;

Current select snippet:
listing_title LIKE '%".$yto."%' <- this finds all of the listings with the year in the title

and I would like it to find a range, is there a way to find a range of numbers? I am guessing that I need to break it out like

listing_title LIKE '%1970%' OR listing_title LIKE '%1971%' OR listing_title LIKE '%1972%' OR listing_title LIKE '%1973%'

is there a dynamic way to do this?

Thanks,
Matt
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by:vr6r
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Are the years in the titles always in the same place?
If so, you could try extracting them with a string function (eg: substring() if they're always in a certain spot in the middle of the title, or right(4) if they're always at the end, etc) and then compare against that value or try a BETWEEN() clause on that result for a range of years.
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You could use BETWEEN or >= and <=.
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by:Radek Baranowski
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BETWEEN will work if column has some countable data type like int or date/timestamp

For strings only LIKE might be of use or the way author suggested himself.
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BETWEEN will evaluate strings.  

select case when right("abc1964", 4) BETWEEN "1950" AND "1970" THEN "true" else "false" end
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result = "true"

select case when right("abc1964", 4) BETWEEN "1950" AND "1960" THEN "true" else "false" end
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result = "false"

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The real question is if the date portion of the string can be reliably extracted from the title.  If it's in a different position within the title for each record then it would be difficult.
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by:Ray Paseur
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Can you please show us the CREATE TABLE statement and some of your test data?
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by:movieprodw
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Thank you for the responses, it looks like I have to rebuild how the data is stored in order to properly achieve this.
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