Performing a Word Search in SQL

Performing a Word Search in SQL

How do I perform a word search in SQL? I want to find all rows containing the word “time” by itself and not any rows containing “time” as part of another word.

This may get you started:

select memos from mytable where memos like ' time ' 

This will get the standalone occurrences of “time”.

If you want the embedded ones too, try using this:



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