Using The CAST Function In SQL To String Search Number Columns

Posted By Weston Ganger

I was working on an application and part of one of the searches needed to search numbers like a string. Normally in SQL if you search a number it will look for an exact match or less than or greater than kind of thing.

# replace 14 with your search value
... WHERE CAST(ProductID as CHAR) LIKE '%14%'

Now if you search 14, it will return entries with 14, 2014, 7814, 8881488.

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Article Topic:Software Development - Web Development

Date:June 29, 2015