[^] (Wildcard - Character(s) Not to Match) (Transact-SQL)

APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server yesAzure SQL Database noAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

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


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