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Add Wildcards to Advanced Search Stored Procedure

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I have found that I can add wildcard support to the Advanced Search Stored Procedure submitted by jgroseth (Posted: 07/02/2004) here:

by simply modifying "charindex( c.string," to "patindex('%' + c.string + '%'"

I did this to take varying whitespace into account since SQL server does not care about whitespace, for example
"INSERT INTO DATABASE_MYTABLE" could have any number of spaces between "INSERT", "INTO", and "DATABASE_MYTABLE", Without wildcards one would need to search for every stored procedure that contained these three words. With wildcards we can limit the search to the three words in sequence"

My change hardly justifies changing the credit for this great stored proceure, so I left the credits as they are.

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