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Filtered search not working

Thread began 12/15/2014 5:16 am by MagsW | Last modified 12/15/2014 4:34 pm by Jason Byrnes | 833 views | 7 replies |

MagsW

Filtered search not working

I have two sets of DataAssist pages - the first list is an accountants database, the second is a database of those accountants' clients. There's a link on the Accountants' list page to view each accountants' clients. The problem is that the Search function on the clients page isn't working - whatever you search for, it returns zero results. I've copied the PHP code at the foot of the page to see what the query is actually returning, and it looks like it's losing the variable I've set to view the clients by AccountantID:

Before searching:

SQL: SELECT ClientID, ClientName, StagingDate, accountants.AccountantID, clients.AccountantID, FirmName FROM clients JOIN accountants on clients.AccountantID = accountants.AccountantID WHERE clients.AccountantID = 28 ORDER BY StagingDate DESC

After searching:

SQL: SELECT ClientID, ClientName, StagingDate, accountants.AccountantID, clients.AccountantID, FirmName FROM clients JOIN accountants on clients.AccountantID = accountants.AccountantID WHERE clients.AccountantID = -1 ORDER BY StagingDate DESC

I also included a Clear Search behavior and that's not working either. Can I send you a link to take a look and see what I've done wrong? I should say that on the Accountants list page, the search and clear search functions are all working fine!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I'll need to troubleshoot directly, see the private message section.

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MagsW

Hi Jason, details in PM section, thanks.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

Couple problems with your page:

1) The initial where clause:
WHERE clients.AccountantID = -1

needed to be removed form the recordset. it is not needed.

2) the Data Assist search code and the clear session code needed to be moved so it was above the recordset.

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MagsW

Hi Jason, I just had a look and although the search and clear session functions are now working, it's not displaying the correct client list - it's defaulting to showing the clients attached to "Links Accountancy Ltd". That's why I had the WHERE clause in the recordset - it was referencing a variable from the previous page.

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

OK, i see.

I added the where clause black and added a hidden for element to the search form to retain the client ID value:
<input type="hidden" name="AccountantID" id="AccountantID" value="<?php echo(isset($_GET['AccountantID'])?$_GET['AccountantID']:""); ?>" />

i also updated the reset link so it would retain the AccountID:
href="acclients_results.php?reset=true&AccountantID=<?php echo(isset($_GET['AccountantID'])?$_GET['AccountantID']:""); ?>"

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MagsW

Fantastic, all works perfectly now, many thanks!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you're welcome.

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