Share on Google+Share on Google+

PHP SQL LIKE Operator

Advertisement
This example illustrates how to use the like operator in sql query. The LIKE operator is used in a WHERE clause to search for a specified pattern in a column.

PHP SQL LIKE Operator

This example illustrates how to use the like operator in sql query. The LIKE operator is used in a WHERE clause to search for a specified pattern in a column.

In the following code the "%" sign can be used to define wildcards (missing letters in the pattern) both before and after the pattern.

Table: emp

 

Source Code of likeOperator.php

<?php
  $con = mysql_connect("localhost","root","root");
  if (!$con) {
    die('Could not connect: ' . mysql_error());
  }
  mysql_select_db("test", $con);

  $result = mysql_query("select * from emp where name like '%sh%'");
  echo "<table border='1'>
    <tr>
      <th>id</th>
      <th>Name</th>
    </tr>";
    while ($row = mysql_fetch_array($result)) {
      echo "<tr>";
      echo "<td>" . $row['emp_id'] "</td>";
      echo "<td>" . $row['name'] "</td>";
      echo "</tr>";
    }
  echo "</table>";
  
  mysql_close($con);
?>

Download Source Code

Output:

In this query we want to find the name which start from s.

$result = mysql_query("select * from emp where name like 's%'");

In this query we want to find the name which end with h.

$result = mysql_query("select * from emp where name like '%h'");

In this query we want to find the name in which a must be available.

$result = mysql_query("select * from emp where name like '%a%'");

Advertisements

Advertisement

Posted on: December 10, 2010 If you enjoyed this post then why not add us on Google+? Add us to your Circles

Share this Tutorial Follow us on Twitter, or add us on Facebook or Google Plus to keep you updated with the recent trends of Java and other open source platforms.