Select * from TABLE where Filed like pa_input.
the following works fine
select * from ZTABLE INTO wa_myarea WHERE myfield LIKE 'a%'.
Now I don't want to hard code the selection criteria for myfield, but let the user select one, so I did:
parameters pa_input type mytype. select * from ZTABLE INTO wa_myarea WHERE myfield LIKE pa_input.
If the user enters now for example a% everything works again fine. But I assume that a user rather would enter a* for a wild card search and that doesn't work. Do I have to manually replace all * in my variable with % before I run the select statement? I hope not... What would be the best way?