Just in case it hasn't been considered, you can keep it down to one row with the clause FETCH FIRST 1 ROWS ONLY.

-----Original Message-----
From: MIDRANGE-L [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Vernon Hamberg
Sent: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 2:56 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: Re: SQL "like" from a subselect

Hi Roger

LIKE needs to compare against a single value - not multiple rows.

You might try WHERE lower(UPTEXT) in (select...)

but that doesn't allow for wildcards

Not sure where to go next with this - it's virtual "Friday" here - holiday tomorrow, right?


On 11/25/2015 1:38 PM, Roger Harman wrote:
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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