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Matt Bowler is a DBA at Trade Me, and teaches database design and administration courses at the local institute of technology. A recent but avid discoverer of SQL Server, Matt is a regular contributor to forums at MSDN, Experts Exchange and SSC and he blogs at mattsql.wordpress.com.

Archives: May 2013

Wildcards and Indexes

I was asked a good question the other day, one that I wasn’t sure of the answer. The question was “does SQL Server use an index if you have a wildcard in the search predicate?”

My initial thought was it would if the wildcard was not the first character but… Read more

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Posted in Ctrl-alt-geek on 22 May 2013