SQL LOCATE command to search strings in fieldsWe can use the LOCATE string command in our SQL to get the position of a string present inside another string. Let us try this command.
This query will return 8 as the searched string is located at the 8th position within the string. Now let us apply this LOCATE command to search for the presence of the name john in the name field (column ) of our student table.
SELECT * FROM `student` WHERE locate( 'john', name )
The output of this query is here.
As you can see we have collected all the records having 'john' in any place in the name column of the student table.
|John Mike|| Four5|| 60|| male|
|Alex John|| Four5|| 55|| male|
|My John Rob||Fifth5|| 78||male|
|Big John|| Four5|| 55 ||male|
|Babby John|| Four5|| 69|| male|
Now let us apply this Locate query to our student table to search for the location of the string 'john'
SELECT locate('john',name) as position,name FROM `student`
The above command will return all the records of with the position of the searched string, if it is not found then 0 is returned. ( Few sample records are displayed here )
You can read how replace command is used in query
|4||My John Rob|
Read how sql LIKE is used to match strings in a field.
Download sql dump of this student table
|I have a table: columns are as follows.|
now user enter something say (700)
i want to use a query such that:
it only display:
Please help me
|select * from table where min < 700 and max > 1300 , you can also use Between query|
|In the same vein as your examples above.. suppose that I have a list of names and I want to return all the records where name1 is found a field, then return all records where name2 is found in a field... and so on. I have a list of 375 names and I'm search a single field for the presence of their name. |
|I have a table with 2 columns as follows:|
I want to select id's that has all codes a AND b AND c. Please help for sql command. thanks
|ooopps, this should be the correct code for the query..|
select * from tablename where
locate('a', code, 1) <> 0
or locate('b', code, 1) <> 0
or locate('c', code, 1) <> 0
|manoj kumar bardhan||07-04-2010|
query-select * from table1 where min=0 and max=1300
|dont know sql||13-12-2012|
|how can i Find a particular text from all tables in DB.|