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Search by exact string of words

Thread began 8/17/2011 2:45 pm by johnb | Last modified 8/18/2011 12:49 pm by johnb | 900 views | 6 replies

Jason ByrnesWebAssist

well, if you used the code i supplied before, you would not be able to do that

the search is configured to use a space as the OR separator:
RED CAR would search:
WHERE column LIKE '%RED%' OR column LIKE '%CAR%'

it uses ", " (coma followed by a space) as the and separator:
RED, CAR Would search:
WHERE column LIKE '%RED%' AND column LIKE '%CAR%'

if you force quotes around all search strings, you loose that flexibility, which is why I suggested an FAQ entry to explain the full string search as a better alternative.

If you dont modify the code, you can do fairly complex searches like:


this would search for

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