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Language: Enterprise
Expertise: Intermediate
Oct 21, 2002

Selecting Pattern Matching Data by Using the Like operator in a T-SQL Query


Say you want to retrieve all of the authors whose last names started with an L, M, or S. Here's the query:
 
select au_lname, au_fname from authors where au_lname like '[LMS]%'

au_lname                                 au_fname
---------------------------------------- --------------------
Locksley                                 Charlene
MacFeather                               Stearns
McBadden                                 Heather
Smith                                    Meander
Straight                                 Dean
Stringer
Srinivas Tatineni
 
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