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SQL, matching characters
trying to match the first 5 characters in a string is there function for this?
WHERE FirstFiveCahracters(TheTable.LookingAt) = Lookingfor
LIKE doesn't seem to work cause sometimes the strings LookingAt is missing the first character "0"
have you looked at SUBSTRING?
The sometimes missing first character "0" messes things up. Not sure how to get a match with SUBSTRING. It's kinda like a zip code 07654. I need to match with three conditions like:
thanks for your help
Something like this should work.
select * from table where LookingAt REGEXP '^0?7654'
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