Built-in Functions → like

like() is a boolean function that returns true if a string pattern can be found in a given string.


The like() function evaluates field and searches for an instance of pattern. It returns true if it finds a pattern in the field and stops searching. If a pattern is not found in the field, like returns false.


like(string expr field, string pattern, [string esc])
  • field : string expression to search
  • pattern : string to search for
  • esc : string




Find the number of times the country name contained in U shows up in a given table.

count(like(Sales_Acme.Countries.COUNTRY_NAME, 'U%'))