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Anyone know how to control the length of a binding and highlight a search word?

Thread began 1/31/2012 10:59 am by russell298997 | Last modified 2/02/2012 7:35 am by Jason Byrnes | 1045 views | 1 replies |


Anyone know how to control the length of a binding and highlight a search word?

I am using ASP/MS Access and have keyword search box on site main menu. this is showing results in search-results.asp passing a form GET parameter.

But the search is being done on a record field which contains the contents of each page so could be 500-600 words long.

I know how to bind the field in the results page, but what I want is to a)highlight instance(s) of the search word in the returned text and b) trim the binding down so there are just 10-15 words preceding and succeeding the search word, so users dont have to read a whole page of text to see where the instance is of the search word.

DOes anyone have any ideas how this could be relatively simply done, maybe using JS? Or point me in any good directions that don't involve too much complex coding!?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

there isn't going to be a simple way to do this, it will involve some complex hand coding.

you will need to write an asp function to find the search term in the text, perform the truncating and highlighting.

heres a tutorial to get you started on the highlighting aspect:

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