Get all matching results from a mysql database

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I am trying to get the results that matching specific string from a MySQL table column.

For example, if i want to search for the word 'PHP' in my mysql database and there is a row in my mysql table with the string 'I love to code with PHP'. Then I want it to return that whole row.

please show me the way to achieve above result.

answered question

use like "%PHP%"

SELECT * FROM myTable WHERE column LIKE '%PHP%'

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Short of using full text search, the best you can probably do is to use REGEXP with word boundaries:

FROM yourTable
WHERE col REGEXP '[[:<:]]PHP[[:>:]]';

The reason you want to search with word boundaries here is that you want to match PHP as an isolated word, and not as part of another string.

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