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CodeIgniter Like Query Example

In the codeigniter framework, we have to use the function $this->db->like(); to generate the LIKE clause. It should be used along with codeigniter select query to automatically generate where and like operators.

$this->db->like('column', 'pattern');<br> // Generates: WHERE column LIKE '%pattern%'

Take this mysql table 'student' as an example.

id StudentName Roll-No Age Country
1 John Sili 1058 24 India
2 Jhon 1059 22 Delhi
3 Sili 1060 24 Delhi

This like query in codeigniter searches the table 'student' for the records having the substring 'sili' in the column 'StudentName'.



$this->db->like('BookName', 'Power');

$query = $this->db->get();

// Produces SQL:

// SELECT * FROM Books WHERE BookName LIKE '%Power%';

Query Result:

id StudentName Roll-No Age Country
1 john Sili 1058 24 India
3 Sili 1060 24 Delhi