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Simple search in Sybase

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A simple search is what you want when you know exactly the data you are looking for and you know which column and table it is in.

At the end of each command press the space-bar or press enter before continuing the next step.

  1. Type
            select
  2. Type the name of the columns you displayed after the search. Separate each column name with a comma. For instance, if you are searching for John Jones and you want to know his phone number and his address, so you would type
            phone, address
  3. If you want every column to be returned, type an asterisk.
  4. Type
            from
  5. Type the name of the table you are searching.
  6. Type
            where
  7. Type the name of the column you are searching.
  8. Type
            =
  9. Type
            "
  10. Type the word(s) you are searching for.
  11. Type
            "
  12. Type
            go
  13. Press Enter.

If there is a value that matches your search, you see the results from your search and

        (1 row affected)
The number may be 2 or 3, or larger if your search matches more than one row.

For example, to find John Jones in a table called rolodex and return all the columns, type

        select * from rolodex where name=John Jones
        go

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Maintained by John Shipman, john@nmt.edu; original by Steve Anderson
Last updated: 1997/06/24 23:54:43 UT
URL: http://www.nmt.edu/tcc/help/db/sybase/simple_search.html
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