select * from test where my_long like ‘%toto%’

A good way to learn is to try to answer user questions. Instead of referencing other posts, I tried today to answer that frequently asked question myself on (french forum)

SQL> create table test ( my_long long);

Table created.

SQL> insert into test values ('hello toto !');

1 row created.

SQL> exec for r in ( select my_long from test ) 
   loop if (r.my_long like '%toto%') then 
   dbms_output.put_line(r.my_long); end if; 
   end loop 
hello toto !

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Laurent Schneider

Oracle Certified Master

2 thoughts on “select * from test where my_long like ‘%toto%’”

  1. works up to 32k only – Oracle Text can index that and then contains() can be used to perform these searches on any length long.

    Keep on answering :)

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