Select where like [ignore whitespace] (telephone # matching)

Hi Is there an easy way to write a select using like that ignores any whitespace.

Basically I  need to match telephone numbers that may or may not have been initially input with spaces included.

select * from customers where telephone like "123456"

would match fields where telephone = "123 456" or "123456" or " 123456" or "12 34 56"

Am I going to have to clean my data and force all user input ino this clean format or is there a select I can use on the data I have?

Many thanks,

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select * from customers where REPLACE(telephone, ' ', '') like "123456"

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malcxAuthor Commented:
Lovely thanks - exactlywhat was needed,

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