[SOLVED] Find substring in string when selecting from the MySQL database

Issue

How would I take text that is a \n delimited string and output every row that contains a certain substring?

For example:
DB:

product | keywords
-------------------
test    |  test\ntest1\ntest2\ntest3
test1   |  test\nblah\nblah
test2   |  tst\nblah\nblah
test3   |  testr\nblah\nblah
SELECT * FROM products WHERE

How would I write the WHERE clause to pull product test and test1?

Solution

This should work

select * from your_table
where find_in_set('test', replace(keywords, '\n', ',')) > 0
or find_in_set('test1', replace(keywords, '\n', ',')) > 0

But actually you will be better off by changing the table design and don’t store multiple values in a single colum.

Answered By – juergen d

Answer Checked By – Mildred Charles (BugsFixing Admin)

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