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Databases Modifying Data with SQL Updating Data in a Database Review and Practice

SQL Playground says ILIKE is an error

SELECT * FROM movies WHERE title LIKE '%Starfighter%';

ā†’ A table, showing the results of the query as expected.

SELECT * FROM movies WHERE title ILIKE '%Starfighter%';

ā†’ Error: near "ILIKE": syntax error

ILIKE isn't in the SQL standard, that might be why. From what I googled, it's from the PostgreSQL extention, which i'm guessing isn't partof the SQL playground, so it thinks it's an error.

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
217,573 Points

Your first example (using LIKE) is correct standard SQL.

In SQLite (as used by the playground), string comparisons are case-insensitive by default. You can make it case-sensitive if needed with this statement:

PRAGMA case_sensitive_like=ON;