Help with an SQL Statement that uses a variable for a fieldName value

I need help with an SQL Statement in which I am using Like. I would like to Select all records where the FirstName starts with the letters "ch"
However, in the SQL statement I need put the letters  "ch" using a variable named SearchPhrase.
The SQL Statement in the code window selects for me all records which the letter combination "ch" occurs any where in the FirstName Field. I would like to Select only records where FirstName field starts with "ch"
Dim strSelectClients  As String
Dim searchPhrase As String
searchPhrase = "ch"
 strSelectClients = "Select * from Clients where FirstName like '%" & searchPhrase & "%' "

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SujithData ArchitectCommented:
Try -

Select * from Clients where FirstName like '" & searchPhrase & "%' "

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SujithData ArchitectCommented:
I.e. You don't need the first % if you are looking for names starting with your search Phrase. You only need to wild card(%) the ending portion
FaheemAhmadGulAuthor Commented:
This worked perfectly. Many thanks.
SujithData ArchitectCommented:
You are welcome.
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