LINQ to SQL – using Linq for SQL ‘Like’ statement

I’m really enjoying using LING to SQL, mostly because of the new .NET framework 3.5 LINQ features.

My latest find was ‘how do I make a ‘LIKE’ query using LINQ to SQL’ ?

Well, it was almost too intuitive 🙂

FSDALDataContext dc = new FSDALDataContext(connectionString);

            var pilotStats = from p in dc.CurrPilotStats
                             where p.PilotName.Contains(pilotName)
                             orderby p.Missions descending
                             select p;
            return pilotStats.ToList();
In the example above the equivalent SQL is
FROM tblCurrPilotStats WHERE (PilotName LIKE @ParamPilotName) ORDER BY Missions DESC"

If you are wanting a startswith or endswith, it’s the same syntax p.PilotName.Startswith(…)

A bit off subject, but I can approach queries with the syntax above, or use lamba:

FSDALDataContext dc = new FSDALDataContext(connectionString);
            var g = dc.MisAirSummaries.Where(air => air.MissionNum == decimal.Parse(missionID));
            return g.ToList();

Notice both statements have the ‘ToList()’ – the actual query is executed at that point.

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LINQ to SQL – using Linq for SQL 'Like' statement

I’m really enjoying using LING to SQL, mostly because of the new .NET framework 3.5 LINQ features.

My latest find was ‘how do I make a ‘LIKE’ query using LINQ to SQL’ ?

Well, it was almost too intuitive 🙂

FSDALDataContext dc = new FSDALDataContext(connectionString);

            var pilotStats = from p in dc.CurrPilotStats
                             where p.PilotName.Contains(pilotName)
                             orderby p.Missions descending
                             select p;
            return pilotStats.ToList();
In the example above the equivalent SQL is
FROM tblCurrPilotStats WHERE (PilotName LIKE @ParamPilotName) ORDER BY Missions DESC"

If you are wanting a startswith or endswith, it’s the same syntax p.PilotName.Startswith(…)

A bit off subject, but I can approach queries with the syntax above, or use lamba:

FSDALDataContext dc = new FSDALDataContext(connectionString);
            var g = dc.MisAirSummaries.Where(air => air.MissionNum == decimal.Parse(missionID));
            return g.ToList();

Notice both statements have the ‘ToList()’ – the actual query is executed at that point.