Essentially, yes. But, repeating the LIKE clause a few thousand times. If I could get the subselect to return 1 row at a time (sequentially) I'd probably be fine.

I also just realized I need information from both files and there's no commonality for a join.

RPG will be a real quick solution. Just looking to expand my use of SQL.

Thanks to all who replied.

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From: MIDRANGE-L <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx> on behalf of rob@xxxxxxxxx <rob@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 12:07 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: SQL "like" from a subselect

Are you trying to do something like
select ...
where (lower(UPTEXT) like '%roger%') or (lower(UPTEXT) like '%sam%') or
(lower(UPTEXT) like '%pete%')

Here's where I am going to suggest something I know absolutely nothing
about: regular expressions.
From the 7.2 infocenter
What's new as of October 2014
REGEXP_xxx scalar functions and REGEXP_LIKE predicate for regular
expression handling

There's a regexp_instr and a regexp_substr

Rob Berendt
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From: Roger Harman <roger.harman@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 11/25/2015 02:39 PM
Subject: SQL "like" from a subselect
Sent by: "MIDRANGE-L" <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx>



I'm trying to match employee names (first or last) to text in the user
profile. It's just a rough match to help operations in a task.

I have all the first & last names in a file and the user profile info in
another.

I've tried "where lower(UPTEXT) like (select srchname from namefile)" but
it fails with SQL0811 "Result of SELECT more than one row".

The search names are in the form of "%roger%". I can match singles in
STRSQL.

I can whip up an RPG with %scan() but curious if I can make the subselect
work. There are hundreds of profiles and thousands of employees.

Thanks in advance.


Roger Harman
COMMON Certified Application Developer - ILE RPG on IBM i on Power
OCEAN User Group


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