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Wildcard filtering in SlashDB allows to retrieve data based on a partial match on a field. Using this technique and other Data Discovery features in SlashDB you will save tons of time on backend development for your web and mobile applications.

Suppose we want to find all customers living in countries starting with a letter ‘C’:

https://demo.slashdb.com/db/Chinook/Customer/Country/C*.html

You can also put the wildcard character in the middle, like this:

https://demo.slashdb.com/db/Chinook/Customer/Country/C*c.html

But what to do if we want to search for the ‘*’ itself? Not a problem – you can designate an alternative character for the wildcard.

https://demo.slashdb.com/db/Chinook/Track/Name/F*$.html?wildcard=$

Of course the same works for JSON, XML and CSV formats for use in your programs. Simply change the “file” extension or send respective MIME type in the “Accept” header of your HTTP request.

Let us show you how…