The first wildcard we want to examine is the asterisk symbol. This is the most general wildcard of the group.
The asterisk wildcard can take on the value of any number of characters.
For instance, if we substitute the asterisk like ‘Sh*’, it could represent strings like ‘Sheet’, ‘Show’, ‘She’, ‘Shake’, ‘Shoes’, ‘Shirts’, and so on.
It can be placed at the beginning of a string like “*-01”. This would recognize all values that end with ‘-01’ regardless of the number of characters preceding it.
The usefulness of the asterisk as a wildcard should start to become a bit more obvious to you by now, right 🙂 ?