PostgreSQL Advanced Pattern Matching – Beyond LIKE Operator

Whenever you are dealing with pattern matching in PostgreSQL, it is often required to write queries to match string patterns. The conventional wisdom to do pattern match was using the LIKE operator, which is not very effective for many reasons. PostgreSQL now offers more advanced pattern matching options such as SIMILAR TO expressions, POSIX regular expressions, and ANY operator. In this article, we’ll compare the LIKE operator with these other advanced pattern matching features.

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