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I want to search for a text from all my database stored procedures. I use the below SQL:


       o.name AS Object_Name,


  FROM sys.sql_modules m


       sys.objects o

         ON m.object_id = o.object_id

 WHERE m.definition Like '%[ABD]%';

I want to search for [ABD] in all stored procedures including square brackets, but it's not giving the proper result. How can I change my query to achieve this?

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In this case, ESCAPE the square brackets. Now, the square brackets will be considered as string literals, not as the wild cards.

WHERE m.definition Like '%\[ABD\]%' ESCAPE '\'

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