select first alphabet from title

Hello,
i have a field called "title" in my table, can you tell me the sql statement to select the row if the first alphabet of the title is "a"?

for example here are 3 rows:
jack is a good boy
jill is sillu
abby is naughty
kevin is lazy

If i do a search on "j" then both jack and jill should come back as results...
and lastly, how to do this if the first character is a number from 0-9?

Thanks!
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bevhostCommented:
select * from mytable where title like 'a%'
select * from mytable where title like 'j%'
select * from mytable where title like '0%'
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Cornelia YoderArtistCommented:
SELECT * FROM Table WHERE SUBSTRING(title,1,1)='a'
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bevhostCommented:
select * from mytable where title >= '0' and title <='9'

select * from mytable where title between 'f' and 'k'
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scarab890Author Commented:
This was the most important to me:
select * from mytable where title >= '0' and title <='9'

thanks!
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