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How to do a "Begins with" in a MySQLi select statement?

Thread began 3/09/2018 12:45 pm by Nathon Jones Web Design | Last modified 3/10/2018 3:49 pm by Ray Borduin | 53 views | 3 replies |

Nathon Jones Web Design

How to do a "Begins with" in a MySQLi select statement?

When I create this in Dreamweaver, it creates the following code:

SELECT glossaryID, glossaryWORD, glossaryDESC, glossaryDEL
FROM DGPSTglossary
WHERE glossaryWORD LIKE colname%
ORDER BY glossaryWORD ASC LIMIT 1



...which produces results when you click "Test" but when you click "Advanced" and click "Test" it produces the following error:

MySQL Error#: 2064
You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near '% LIMIT 1' at line 1

Eh? This is the code Dreamweaver created!

Obviously, if you ok all this then there are no results in the recordset on the page.

How to do a "begins with" in a MySQLi select statement?

Thank you.
NJ

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

You have to pass in the % with the parameter and not in the SQL statement directly.

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Nathon Jones Web Design

It's odd that Dreamweaver doesn't pick up on that. In effect creating invalid code.

The parameter is currently pulling a value from a querystring:
$rsGLOSSARY->bindParam("s", "".(isset($_GET['l'])?$_GET['l']:"") ."", "-1"); //colname

How do I append the % to this?
Thank you.
NJ

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Just change "s" to "b" for begins with instead of string filters.

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