Percent character (Wildcard - Character(s) to Match) (Transact-SQL)
Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview
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Matches any string of zero or more characters. This wildcard character can be used as either a prefix or a suffix.
Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version), Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Data Warehouse Public Preview.
The following example returns all the first names of people in the Person table of AdventureWorks2012 that start with Dan.
USE AdventureWorks2012; GO SELECT FirstName, LastName FROM Person.Person WHERE FirstName LIKE 'Dan%'; GO