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How to use like'%%' with a parameter?

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normally I use a like statement like this:
select * from table1 where field like '%something%'

Now I have a @parameter and I need to use a like statement but it seems to only work with strings.  How can I get it to work with parameters? (I am testing it to be used in a stored procedure)

I am trying to write something like this:

declare @parameter varchar(100)
select @parameter = 'test string'

select * from table1 where field like '@parameter'

If it is not possible, is there another way this can be accomplished?
Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Try this

SELECT * FROM Table1
WHERE Field LIKE '%' + @parameter + '%'
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