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how to escape % when doing Like filter?


how to escape % when doing Like filter?

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KoldCoffee
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Sorry no DDL, but can some one still offer help with syntax. I just need to have result where the field countername begins with a % (as percent) character. The below returns everything having word 'usage', 'idle', 'processor' , thereby returning more rows than I need.

How to modify this so SQL knows I'm looking only for values starting with %?
where countername like '%usage%'
or countername like '%idle%'
or countername like '%processor%'
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Something like this?

where countername like '[%]usage%'




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this what worked
where countername like '%[%]%usage%'
or countername like '%[%]%idle%'
or countername like '%[%]%processor%'
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That will return all countername values containing a percentage sign before the word, not only the ones that start with the percentage sign.


Luis C.
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