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FULL-TEXT SEARCH over Two Tables with JOIN?
Posted by: Johan Ekström
Date: July 29, 2011 06:54AM

This is probably easier done, than said.

I got two tables, where I store information.
In one table (Artist) I only store (id,artist) columns.
In the other (Tracks) I store (id,artist,title,etc...) columns.

In both tables artist exists, but...
In (Artist) there is a actual name, where in (B) there is the id or id's if more than one, seperated by a "," (comma) .

So what I want is, when I do a SELECT or FULL-TEXT SEARCH, so it matches :
Artist.id with Tracks.artist.

Now this works (in some cases atleast) :


SELECT
artist.artist,
tracks.title,
tracks.episode
FROM music.tracks
INNER JOIN artist
ON artist.id = tracks.artist
WHERE
artist.artist LIKE "%artist%"
AND
tracks.title LIKE "%title%";

Let's say artist contains two artists :
1 | Madonna
2 | Britney Spears

and tracks contains :
1 | 1 | Ray of Light
2 | 1 | Virgin
3 | 2 | Toxic
4 | 2 | Till The World Ends
5 | 1,2 | Me against The Music

The Above SELECT Query shows the correct RESULTS for the first 4 tunes,
if you search for Madonna or Britney, but not for the fifth tune,
only Madonna works on that since INNER JOIN is "ON artist.id = tracks.artist".

Is there anyway of perfecting this?!

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