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?

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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%’;