(Wildcard - Character(s) Not to Match) (Transact-SQL)

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)yesAzure SQL DatabasenoAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

Matches any single character that is not within the range or set specified between the square brackets.

Examples

The following example uses the [^] operator to find all the people in the Contact table who have first names that start with Al and have a third letter that is not the letter a.

-- Uses AdventureWorks  

SELECT FirstName, LastName  
FROM Person.Person  
WHERE FirstName LIKE 'Al[^a]%'  
ORDER BY FirstName;  

See Also

LIKE (Transact-SQL)
PATINDEX (Transact-SQL)
% (Wildcard - Character(s) to Match) (Transact-SQL)
[ ] (Wildcard - Character(s) to Match)
_ (Wildcard - Match One Character)