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I have a table, location, of place names eg

place
-----
London
Hong Kong
New York

and wish to search for any places in a user-entered search string eg
"London Hong Kong"

In Access the query
SELECT * FROM location
WHERE 'London Hong Kong' LIKE '*'&place&'*'
returns both Hong Kong and London

But in MySQL nothing is returned, even replacing the MS-specific *
with %

How is this achieved in MySQL?

thanks
Jul 20 '05 #1
2 1165
I'm confused about your table and column names, so you'll have to make
some adjustments. Here's what you do if you want to search for two
possible cities:

SELECT * FROM table1
WHERE col_location LIKE '%London%|%Hong Kong%';

Jul 20 '05 #2
I'm confused about your table and column names, so you'll have to make
some adjustments. Here's what you do if you want to search for two
possible cities:

SELECT * FROM table1
WHERE col_location LIKE '%London%|%Hong Kong%';

Jul 20 '05 #3

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