jokesonhiltionhotel jokesonhiltionhotel - 2 years ago 59
SQL Question

Search within Mysql with special chars

If I have a table

and it has a column
, and some of the titles are in this format:

google: and facebook
stack: overflow

Now I'm trying to add search functionality in my app, which executes a
LIKE '%word%'
query. But if people search
google and facebook
it doesn't find anything, unless they specifically search for
google: and facebook
I know what
does and why it doesn't give the results I'm looking for, I'm just asking if there's a way to search in mysql table and ignoring special chars like
: ' - . , "


Answer Source

Use REPLACE function prior to comparison.

... REPLACE( fieldname, ':', '') LIKE %word%
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