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I have to query task object to get the rows with subject not starting with 'Email' .

I have tried the given query. But it is not working . Please suggest.

select status, subject, whatId from task where subject  != 'Email:%'

also, there is nothing like NOT LIKE that I can use.

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Can you try the following query

select status, subject, whatId from task where NOT subject LIKE 'Email:%'
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