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RE: SQL Like vs. = sign



fixed

I wondered about that.  But I also thought it was only if you had a 
percent sign in the front.  I supposed a couple of sql's under debug 
should show you that.

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Hi Dan,

yes, there is a huge performance difference.

With LIKE the optimizer can't use any index, ==> sequential search.


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[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Dan Bale
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2004 4:46 PM
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Subject: SQL Like vs. = sign


I am setting up a dynamic SQL statement based on user input for data
selection.  They are able to select using wildcards, so I am using the 
LIKE
predicate to handle this.

My question is this:  When the user doesn't specify wildcards, and 
specifies
a "straight" value, is there any difference between using LIKE and an 
equal
sign?  I.e.:

CUSTNAME LIKE 'BALE, DAN'
CUSTNAME = 'BALE, DAN'

tia,
db

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