Combine a variable and a * into a filter

Include Variable AND a "*"  into a query.

for ex :
$MailboxAlias = "DCH"
$ArrMailbox = @(Get-Mailbox -RecipientTypeDetails SharedMailbox -filter 'samaccountname -like "DCH*"' --> $ArrMailbox = @(Get-Mailbox -RecipientTypeDetails SharedMailbox -filter 'samaccountname -like "$Mailboxalias*"'

How to achieve this cause -like "$Mailboxalias*"' does not do  -like "DCH*"' ?
François VDCIcT service DeskAsked:
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David SankovskySenior SysAdminCommented:
Do it simpler, add the Astrix to the Alias variable..
$MailboxAlias = "DCH*"
$ArrMailbox = @(Get-Mailbox -RecipientTypeDetails SharedMailbox -filter 'samaccountname -like "DCH*"' --> $ArrMailbox = @(Get-Mailbox -RecipientTypeDetails SharedMailbox -filter 'samaccountname -like "$Mailboxalias"'

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Change your quote types around.
$MailboxAlias = "DCH"
$ArrMailbox = @(Get-Mailbox -RecipientTypeDetails SharedMailbox -filter "samaccountname -like '$Mailboxalias*'")

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When you have 'samaccountname -like "$Mailboxalias*"' - $Mailboxalias isn't evaluated to its value.

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Whether you have the asterisk defined as part of the variable or not, the outer quotes must be double-quotes for the variable to be evaluated inside the filter string.
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