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MySQL LIKE condition

   
12:38 am on Jun 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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hey i have a question is it possible to combin the LIKE feature of mysql to construct a query that would be like this.

select * from table WHERE field LIKE 'chris' AND NOT LIKE 'chriostopher'

if you can could someone please tell me how?

3:18 am on Jun 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

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You can combine LIKE in queries

select * from table WHERE field LIKE 'chris%' AND field NOT LIKE 'christopher%'

The above query will return every name beginning 'chris' but will not return names beginning 'christopher'

(I assumed you made a typo in your example with 'chriostopher')

1:15 pm on Jun 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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yes i did make a typo, thats great, so you could i use this with numbers for example if a number field contains the number 1555 and 1556 if i exclude the 1556 will i get all of the records with 1555 in the field?
4:08 pm on Jun 12, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Yes
 

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