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How do I select all records where something starts with an A

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#1 Dark Lord

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Posted 14 October 2003 - 01:02 PM

I got as far as:
Select * from `Persons` WHERE `vn` LIKE \'$vn\'

but that only selects the ones that are equal to $vn and not the ones starting with $vn... how do i get it to select the ones starting with $vn???
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#2 Kriek

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Posted 14 October 2003 - 02:01 PM

Use the wildcard % characters.

SELECT * FROM Persons WHERE vn LIKE \'%$vn%\';

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#3 michael yare

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Posted 20 October 2003 - 03:26 PM

If he does that Jon, he will get everything with $vn in - starting, middle or ending.

He wants:

LIKE \'$vn%\'

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