SqlMethods.Like SqlMethods.Like SqlMethods.Like SqlMethods.Like Method

Definition

Determines whether a specific character string matches a specified pattern. This method is currently only supported in LINQ to SQL queries.

Overloads

Like(String, String) Like(String, String) Like(String, String) Like(String, String)

Determines whether a specific character string matches a specified pattern. This method is currently only supported in LINQ to SQL queries.

Like(String, String, Char) Like(String, String, Char) Like(String, String, Char) Like(String, String, Char)

Determines whether a specific character string matches a specified pattern. This method is currently only supported in LINQ to SQL queries.

Remarks

The SQL Server LIKE functionality cannot be exposed through translation of existing common language runtime (CLR) and .NET Framework constructs, and is unsupported outside of a LINQ to SQL context. The use of this method outside of LINQ to SQL will always throw an exception of type NotSupportedException.

Like(String, String) Like(String, String) Like(String, String) Like(String, String)

Determines whether a specific character string matches a specified pattern. This method is currently only supported in LINQ to SQL queries.

public:
 static bool Like(System::String ^ matchExpression, System::String ^ pattern);
public static bool Like (string matchExpression, string pattern);
static member Like : string * string -> bool
Public Shared Function Like (matchExpression As String, pattern As String) As Boolean

Parameters

matchExpression
String String String String

The string to be searched for a match.

pattern
String String String String

The pattern, which may include wildcard characters, to match in matchExpression.

Returns

true if matchExpression matches the pattern; otherwise, false.

Remarks

The SQL Server LIKE functionality cannot be exposed through translation of existing common language runtime (CLR) and .NET Framework constructs, and is unsupported outside of a LINQ to SQL context. The use of this method outside of LINQ to SQL will always throw an exception of type NotSupportedException.

Like(String, String, Char) Like(String, String, Char) Like(String, String, Char) Like(String, String, Char)

Determines whether a specific character string matches a specified pattern. This method is currently only supported in LINQ to SQL queries.

public:
 static bool Like(System::String ^ matchExpression, System::String ^ pattern, char escapeCharacter);
public static bool Like (string matchExpression, string pattern, char escapeCharacter);
static member Like : string * string * char -> bool
Public Shared Function Like (matchExpression As String, pattern As String, escapeCharacter As Char) As Boolean

Parameters

matchExpression
String String String String

The string to be searched for a match.

pattern
String String String String

The pattern, which may include wildcard characters, to match in matchExpression.

escapeCharacter
Char Char Char Char

The character to put in front of a wildcard character to indicate that it should be interpreted as a regular character and not as a wildcard character.

Returns

true if matchExpression matches the pattern; otherwise, false.

Remarks

The SQL Server LIKE functionality cannot be exposed through translation of existing common language runtime (CLR) and .NET Framework constructs, and is unsupported outside of a LINQ to SQL context. The use of this method outside of LINQ to SQL will always throw an exception of type NotSupportedException.

Applies to