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Newbie question : SQL search problem with substituted characters

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Hi All,

I have set of strings in the db2 table and two range keys to search. I have to finds strings the table which would be in between the range of keys defined.

Strings in the colum to search (COLUMN_TO_SEARCH) :
KAVICEH&,KAVICEH>,K$VICEH&,KAVICEH$

Range of keys defined : KAVIC$$$ , KAVIC$$/

SQL query may looks like :

select <COLUMN_TO_SEARCH> from <table> where COLUMN_TO_SEARCH <= 'KAVIC$$$' and COLUMN_TO_SEARCH >='KAVIC$$/'

The above query will not return any result sets, So how we can do proper query that returns correct result set ?

Thanks,
Deeak

btw;
If we do substring based SQL, then it returns correct result set, But i can't do that search always. So that solution may be invalid.

substring based query :

select <COLUMN_TO_SEARCH> from <table> where substr(COLUMN_TO_SEARCH,1,5) <= substr('KAVIC$$$',1,5) and substr(COLUMN_TO_SEARCH,1,5) >= substr('KAVIC$$/',1,5);
Nov 12 '07 #1
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