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MYSQL - LIKE with variable and wildcard - Syntax help

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I am having problem with syntax for a query that grabs a variable value and then a wildcard

$q="SELECT poID FROM in_transit_summary WHERE poID LIKE ".$poID."% group by poID";

I keep getting  invalid qry error
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$q="SELECT poID FROM in_transit_summary WHERE poID LIKE '".$poID."%' group by poID";

need quotes
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by:cyberkiwi
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Since you are already using double quotes, you can leave $poID in the string and let php variable substitution take place.

$q="SELECT poID FROM
in_transit_summary WHERE poID
LIKE '$poID%' group by poID";

To be clear, if poID is a string (varchar), then you need single quotes around it when searching.  If it is a number, it will need to be cast to a varchar first, and the same LIKE expression.
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Thanks.  Had my single quote in wrong places...
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