Strange behaviour of wildcards

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  1. Tomasz M.Lipiński
    Tomasz M.Lipiński avatar
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    Nov 2009

    Posted 10 Mar 2010 Link to this post

    It is said in the documentation that in OQL WHERE clauses * matches to any string of characters. I've made some experiments with wildcards in OQL and the conclusion is that while processing an OQL query, * is mechanically replaced by %. I've come to this because:
    • % also matches to any string
    • a clause: "xx like '*[*]*'" doesn't match * in my data but perfectly matches % .... it poduces exactly the same result as: "xx like '%[%]%'" ...
    • the same concerns ? that is equivalent to _ (in this case looking for [?] finds _ ...)

    Am I right? And if "yes" - are you going to fix it any way?


  2. Alexander
    Alexander avatar
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    Posted 16 Mar 2010 Link to this post

    Hi Tomasz M.Lipiński,

    Yes, you are right. We added this to our TODO list and will provide an option to find such strings in one of the following builds.
    Thank you for bringing this to us.

    Best wishes,
    the Telerik team

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