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Usage of Wildcard in middle of search string

splunkuser1948
Engager

Hi,

I read from splunk docs that we should avoid using wildcards `*` in the middle of a string.
Now, does this apply to  `%` wildcard used in `like()` too ? Ex:  like(some_field ,"abc%def")
From my testing it seems , `%` is able to match punctuations too unlike `*`.

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richgalloway
SplunkTrust
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I believe that caution pertains to the search command itself rather than the like function.  Consider submitting feedback on that documentation page asking the Docs team to clarify.

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