Error via ODBC in Delphi 3.0 Client/Server

Write if anyone could help me to colv a problem why SQL explorer
executes comand :? select * from x_company? where co_name like 'v%' but
when I write the same command in Delphi? TQuery object in program i
recieve an error : General SQL error [Microsoft] [ODBC
Microsoft Access 97? Driver] Expression cnnot be used with the LIKE
predicate in query expression '('co_name') alike ('v%')'.

Thanx.
TIC Admin