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I was a bit stumped by this one not long ago so here is an example of correctly binding a value to a LIKE
clause inside a SQL
statement with Java
First, however, lets see the incorrect way that does not work...If you define your SQL
statement to have the bind value and a LIKE
wildcard, the JDBC
engine will not be able to process it.
The above code throws this kind of exception...
The correct way to do it is to treat the bind variable for the LIKE
statement just as you would any other bind variable. The code then looks like this...
Note that the SQL
string itself does not have the LIKE
wildcard. The wildcard is defined when you bind the variable using the setString()
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