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MySQLi Search Contain Keyword

Thread began 9/12/2014 12:34 am by Christopher West | Last modified 9/26/2014 12:48 pm by Christopher West | 1216 views | 7 replies

Christopher WestCommunity Expert

MySQLi Search Contain Keyword

Hi there, (with the help of Ray) I have managed to get a a product name search via MySQLi recordset...However what its currently doing is matching the URL value to the database otherwords it only checks exact matches.....what I would like to do is the search box checks for the value to "contain".....for example a customer enters into the search box: ARMCHAIR ...but what I would like it to do is return all database records containing CHAIR..

Here is the currently MySQLi recordset:

if (isset($_GET["Product"])) {

                    $productName = $_GET["Product"];

and the form im using:

<input name="Department" type="hidden" id="Department" value="Search">
<input type="text" name="Product" value=""><input type="submit">


I have looked up on Google, and found things like incorporating php such as STRPOS and PREG_MATCH, however Im a little hazy in understanding how I would put this into my PHP recordset?

Any help would be appriciated :)

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