Like operator examples in SQL Server 2008

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In this post, we will discuss some examples of Like operator in SQL Server 2008.

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Below are some example of Like statement in SQL Server:

Example-1:
The below statement will return record whose FirstName starts with B, like Bijay, Biju etc.

SELECT * FROM Employees WHERE FirstName LIKE ‘B%’

Example-2:
The below statement will return record whose FirstName ends with B, like TamannaA

SELECT * FROM Employees WHERE FirstName LIKE ‘%A’

Example-3:
The below statement will return record whose FirstName contains word JA, like BiJAy, SanJAy etc.

SELECT * FROM Employees WHERE FirstName LIKE ‘%JA%’

Example-4:
The below statement will return record whose FirstName starts with A,B,C or D. like Ajay, Bijay, China, Denmark etc.

SELECT * FROM Employees WHERE FirstName LIKE ‘[abcd]%’


Example-5:
The below statement will return record whose FirstName starts between B to T like
Bijay
Sanjay
Tanmayee
Tamanna

SELECT * FROM Employees WHERE FirstName LIKE ‘[B-t]%’


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