SQL syntax is not correct, it should read:
select * from id where email like '%xoom%'
Equal implies an exact match. You cannot have an exact match with wildcards.
Use 'like' instead of '='.
I hope this helps.
----- Original Message -----
From: Svetoslav B. Alexandroff <alexandroff@stripped>
Sent: Saturday, May 22, 1999 3:49 AM
Subject: Selecting cells -- problem
I have a problem.
I am writing a PHP script that should search a MySQL base for something
containing a given string. I issue the following query:
select * from id where email = '%xoom%'
I want to match all cells named 'email' which contain the string 'xoom'
somewhere. Although I have such cells, there is no result - nothing found.
I read the documentation coming with MySQL and I found that % is the
wildcard. However the documentation is somehow unclear to me and I couldn't
find solution to my problem.
Any help would be appreciated.