To filter the results, the MariaDB LIKE condition is used with a combination of WHERE Clause in SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE statements to perform pattern matching.

Syntax:

WHERE expressions LIKE pattern [ ESCAPE 'escape_character' ]


Parameters:
expressions: It is used to specify a column or a field.
pattern: It is used to specify the character expression for pattern matching.
escape_character: It is an optional parameter which is used to test for literal instances of a wildcard character such as % or _.

Example: Using wildcard: Percent(%).
Students table:

ID	NAME	AGE
1	Joy	5
2	Smiley	13
3	Happy	11
4	Tom	15
5	Jerry	10
6	Davison	6
7	David	8


Query:

SELECT age FROM students WHERE name LIKE 'Dav%';

Output:

AGE
6
8



Example: Using wildcard: Underscore(_).
Students table:

ID	NAME	AGE
1	Joy	5
2	Smiley	13
3	Happy	11
4	Tom	15
5	Jerry	10
6	Davison	6
7	David	8


Query:

SELECT age FROM students WHERE name LIKE 'Dav_son';

Output:

AGE
6



Example: Using NOT.
Students table:

ID	NAME	AGE
1	Joy	5
2	Smiley	13
3	Happy	11
4	Tom	15
5	Jerry	10
6	Davison	6
7	David	8


Query:

SELECT age FROM students WHERE name NOT LIKE 'Dav%';

Output:

AGE
5
13
11
15
10