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wildcard character

Character that used as a substitute for other content. In relational expressions with the operators CP and NP, "*" usually stands for any string and "+" for any individual character. In SQL conditions with the operator LIKE, "%" stands for any string and "_" for individual characters. In regular expressions, a full set of special characters is used to define patterns. The special functions of wildcard characters can be canceled using escape characters

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