You could specify an escape character for the wildcard characters like this:

SELECT *
FROM TABLEY
WHERE C1 LIKE ’AAAA+%BBB%’ ESCAPE ’+’

Tim.

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From: MIDRANGE-L <midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> on behalf of Justin Taylor <jtaylor.0ab@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: 19 October 2021 13:56
To: MIDRANGE-L <midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: LIKE quandary

I have a JOIN on two tables, and I have no control over the data. I've now
ran into a situation where one of the tables contains wildcard characters
that are fouling up the JOIN.

Table1.column:
0110 EXFN 01 ABCD

Table2.column
0110 EXFN 01
____ EXFN 01

The JOIN clause:
T2.column concat '%' LIKE T1.column

This has always worked fine, but in this case it's matching both rows in
Table2.

Any suggestions on this?
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