I am interested in finding a syntax for the LIKE search condition.

The query syntax example is https://api.fda.gov/drug/ndc.json?search=brand_name:aspirin

I have to enter the whole word (aspirin) for getting result. Is there any way to get result with the part of the word (for example "asp"), using symbols like % or %s for LIKE search?

Getting no result with this query https://api.fda.gov/drug/ndc.json?search=brand_name:aspiri%

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I'm Jack with the openFDA team. At the moment there is no LIKE search condition enabled for openFDA. We will discuss it internally and consider the implementation of this feature. For more details on the available search features, please check the documentation.


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