Select where only a portion of the string is known.

Is it possible to select from a table where only a portion of the string in a column is known?
Example: I type 1234 in my form field and return all data that starts with 1234.  ie, 123456


"SELECT * FROM members WHERE mem_first_name = '$search'";

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LueyAsked:
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MrHswedeCommented:
I am not sure for my sql, perhaps there is a like clause?

Select *
from y
Where itype like '1234%'

Regards
Martin
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LueyAuthor Commented:
Yes,  I ended up using LIKE
"SELECT * FROM members WHERE mem_first_name LIKE '$search%'"
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