FAQ: Code Challenge: Queries - Code Challenge 5

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What are some of the problems with using = instead of LIKE when using a wildcard?

I also tried this:

SELECT * FROM nomnom WHERE name = ‘%noodle%’;

… which didn’t return any results.

Could you please address some of the differences between = and LIKE?


I’m unsure why this does not work for this as it produces the same result as we’re looking strictly for name.

Select name
FROM nomnom
WHERE name LIKE ‘%noodle%’;


I am working on this challenge (Code Challenge 5) and my general question is this:

Why do I have to type:

to query all the columns on my sheet when I am only looking for a name with the word “noodle” in it.
e.g. SELECT name

Shouldn’t I just query the name directly somehow?

Thank you in advance.