MySQL RLIKE operator

RLIKE operator

MySQL RLIKE operator performs a pattern match of a string expression against a pattern. The pattern is supplied as an argument.




Name Description
pat A pattern which is to be matched against an expression.

The operator is the synonym for REGEXP.

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Example: MySQL RLIKE operator

The following MySQL statement will find the author’s name beginning with ‘w’. The ‘^’ have been used to match the beginning of the name.


FROM author 
WHERE aut_name RLIKE '^w';

Sample table: author

Sample Output:

mysql> SELECT * FROM author 
    -> WHERE aut_name RLIKE '^w';
| aut_id | aut_name        | country | home_city |
| AUT001 | William Norton  | UK      | Cambridge | 
| AUT002 | William Maugham | Canada  | Toronto   | 
| AUT003 | William Anthony | UK      | Leeds     | 
3 rows in set (0.00 sec)

PHP script

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<meta charset="utf-8">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
<title>example-rlike-function - php mysql examples | w3resource</title>
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<link rel="stylesheet" href="https://maxcdn.bootstrapcdn.com/bootstrap/3.3.5/css/bootstrap.min.css"> </head> <body> <div class="container"> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-12"> <h2>A list of Authors with their id, name country and home city. The list set against a condition, and that is, Author's name should not begin with 'w':</h2> <table class='table table-bordered'> <tr> <th>Author's id</th><th>Author's name</th><th>Country</th><th>Home city</th> </tr> <?php $hostname="your_hostname"; $username="your_username"; $password="your_password"; $db = "your_dbname"; $dbh = new PDO("mysql:host=$hostname;dbname=$db", $username, $password); foreach($dbh->query('SELECT * FROM author WHERE aut_name RLIKE "^w"') as $row) { echo "<tr>"; echo "<td>" . $row['aut_id'] . "</td>"; echo "<td>" . $row['aut_name'] . "</td>"; echo "<td>" . $row['country'] . "</td>"; echo "<td>" . $row['home_city'] . "</td>"; echo "</tr>"; } ?> </tbody></table> </div> </div> </div> </body> </html>

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JSP script

<%@page contentType="text/html" pageEncoding="UTF-8"%>
<%@ page import="java.sql.*" %>
<%@ page import="java.io.*" %>
<!DOCTYPE html>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
try {
String Host = "jdbc:mysql://localhost:3306/w3resour_bookinfo";
Connection connection = null;
Statement statement = null;
ResultSet rs = null;
connection = DriverManager.getConnection(Host, "root", "datasoft123");
statement = connection.createStatement();
String Data ="SELECT * FROM author WHERE aut_name RLIKE '^w'";
rs = statement.executeQuery(Data);
<TABLE border="1">
<tr width="10" bgcolor="#9979">
<td>Author's id</td>
<td>Author's name</td>
<td>Home city</td>
while (rs.next()) {
<%   }    %>
} catch (Exception ex) {
out.println("Cant connect to database.");

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