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Wildcard In The WHERE Clause


Hello,

I'm trying to pull some data from a table with the option to filter on 2 columns.

I've set up my sql statement to accept 2 parameters and I'd like to be able to send 1 or 2 wildcards if needed. My statement looks like this:SELECT *
FROM City WHERE CityName= @CityName AND State= @State
ORDER BY CityName

For example, if you wanted all of the cities in all of the states I would pass (*,*) as parameters.

Or if I wanted to see all of the states that have a city named Richmond, I'd pass (Richmond,*) as the parameters.

The wildcards are not returning anything and I don't know why. It works fine if I pass something like (Indianapolis,Indiana) as parameters so I think it's in my use of the wildcards that is wrong.

 Thanks.


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