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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 6:20am

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You can always use LINQ.
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var q = (from c in NamesList<br />
         where Name.StartsWith("R")<br />
         select c)<br />

This[^] should provide you with some examples as well.
Chiranthaka Sampath 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 23-Oct-11 0:48am
In that case just use the LIKE operator in SQL.
select * from table where name LIKE ('R%').
Chiranthaka Sampath 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 25-Oct-11 4:21am
Hello are you there?

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