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Discussion Forum : Introduction to SQL - General Questions (Q.No. 18)
The SQL -92 wildcards are ____ and ____ .
asterisk (*); percent sign (%)
percent sign (%); underscore (_)
underscore(_); question mark (?)
question mark (?); asterisk (*)
Answer: Option
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SHIVAM RAWAT said:   2 years ago
Wildcards are used in SQL to match a string pattern. There are two types of wildcards: % (percent sign) represents zero, one, or more characters (underscore) represents exactly one character.

Hrishi said:   6 years ago
What is SQL -92?

Ramesh said:   7 years ago
These two wildcards are imp in SQL.

% called as a Like operator.

BHAJAN said:   7 years ago
A is the right answer because in SQL-92 * and % both are used as identical wild card.

Pooja said:   8 years ago
Why we called % and _ are wildcard?

Mahesh said:   8 years ago
We use count (*) to count rows where * is the wildcard.

Chandan said:   9 years ago
Actually when we want to match substring then we use % or pair of % as:

'sql%' this will return all results which starts with sql.

'%sql' will result in returning all string ending with sql.

'%sql%' having substring as sql.

Where we use '_' for character as:

'_' will return result which contains only one character in string.

'_ _ _ _' will return strings with exactly 4 characters

'sql_ _ _' will result in string which have exactly 3 characters followed by sql. i.e - 'sqltbl' and so on.

Manoj Tiwari said:   1 decade ago
In SQL, wildcard characters can be used in "LIKE" expressions; the percent sign (%) matches zero or more characters, and underscore (_) a single character.

Madhu said:   1 decade ago
I also agree with the answer of kiran that % is used for more dan one character match and _ is used for single character match.

Lokesh said:   1 decade ago
Thanks kiran.

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