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SELECT from 2 columns
Posted by: Jim Farthing ()
Date: September 21, 2007 10:56AM

Hi all,
I have what I hope is a simple question....

I have a table with several columns, the 2 I am concerned with at the moment are Category and Keywords.

I need to search both of these columns for a word or short phrase that I get from a form.

For example, the search can be 'Antiques' or 'Antique Dealers'

I tried to use this
SELECT name, address, city, phone
FROM valley
WHERE keywords LIKE '%$search%'
OR category LIKE '%$search%'
ORDER BY name LIMIT %d,%d"

in several different ways but no joy.

When I use that snippet of code, I will get any matches from 'keywords' but nothing from category, even though I know there is a category with the var in it....

I have also tried

SELECT name,address,city,phone
FROM valley
WHERE CONCAT_WS(' ',keywords,category) LIKE '%$search%'
ORDER BY name LIMIT %d,%d

This gives me nothing for multiword searches....

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Jim



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/21/2007 01:01PM by Jim Farthing.

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