Find Names in the SQL Server Database with Special Characters

If your name fields has special characters like ~!@#$%^&*()-+":{} and so on, then here's a simple query that lets you find special characters in Names.

SELECT * FROM CustomersTemp

WHERE FirstName like '%[~!@%^&*()]%'

or LastName like '%[~!@%^&*()]%'

About The Author

Suprotim Agarwal, MCSD, MCAD, MCDBA, MCSE, is the founder of DotNetCurry, DNC Magazine for Developers, SQLServerCurry and DevCurry. He has also authored a couple of books 51 Recipes using jQuery with ASP.NET Controls and a new one recently at The Absolutely Awesome jQuery CookBook.

Suprotim has received the prestigous Microsoft MVP award for nine times in a row now. In a professional capacity, he is the CEO of A2Z Knowledge Visuals Pvt Ltd, a digital group that represents premium web sites and digital publications comprising of Professional web, windows, mobile and cloud developers, technical managers, and architects.

Get in touch with him on Twitter @suprotimagarwal, LinkedIn or befriend him on Facebook

No comments: