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Find all actors whos first name starts with Will - not sure how to do this one

Will of the Actors: Find all actors whos first name starts with Will

In table actors, there's only two columns, id and name. My code below pulls up an actor with last name Will, not first name Will. I am not sure how to find the data with first name Will in this table because the first and last names are not segregated. Can anyone help?

My code that doesn't work:

SELECT * FROM actors WHERE name LIKE "%Will";

3 Answers

oliver burton
oliver burton
3,342 Points

The wild card should be put where the text is missing. "%Will" represents any number of characters and then "Will." If you want Will to be the first name first name, you should put the wildcard after Will like this: "Will%"

Hope this helps

The right answer is here:

SELECT * FROM actors WHERE name LIKE "Will%";

As Oliver Burton said before,we are looking for 1st name to be Will. % is put after Will,meaning we don't know the 2nd name.

13,655 Points

Also note that "Will%" does not return the same result as "Will %"