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Databases SQL Basics Finding the Data You Want Finding Data that Matches a Pattern

Stacy Villibord
Stacy Villibord
2,017 Points

Challange Task

In the e-commerce database we have a products table. The columns are id, name, description and price.

Find all the products where the pattern 't-shirt' can be found anywhere in the product name.

This is the code I used. Please correct. SELECT * FROM products WHERE id, name, description, price LIKE 't-shirt';

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
218,692 Points

You're getting close, but:

  • you can only test one column at a time with a comparison
  • but you only need to test the name
  • to check for a string "anywhere in" a field, surround the string with wildcard characters
Stacy Villibord
Stacy Villibord
2,017 Points

Thanks Steven. I didn't realize the statement said 'anywhere IN THE PRODUCT NAME'

Thanks Steven, this solved it for me too. However I assumed that the description column had t-shirt in their somewhere, so I kept trying to sandwich it in where it didn't belong.