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I want to know that how can I able to search for a specific record using wild card characters like '*' in vb 2005? As an example I want to search for details of an specific customer such as his first name will begin with 'R'? The result should include the First names as Rocky, Ramesh, Rani e.t.c!
Posted 22-Oct-11 7:20am

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Solution 2

You can always use LINQ.

var q = (from c in NamesList
where Name.StartsWith("R")
select c)

 
This[^] should provide you with some examples as well.
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Chiranthaka Sampath at 22-Oct-11 12:47pm
   
I am not familiar with link however I am familiar with SQL, so how can I do this using SQL?
Abhinav S at 23-Oct-11 0:48am
   
In that case just use the LIKE operator in SQL.
select * from table where name LIKE ('R%').
 
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms179859.aspx
Chiranthaka Sampath at 24-Oct-11 2:28am
   
If I am using a textbox to input that wild card character how can I able to pass it to the SQL statement?
Chiranthaka Sampath at 25-Oct-11 4:21am
   
Hello are you there?

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