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MySQLi Search to Results Page

Thread began 3/12/2015 5:23 pm by Cameron | Last modified 3/16/2015 12:36 pm by Jason Byrnes | 806 views | 4 replies |

Cameron

MySQLi Search to Results Page

Do you have a tutorial, video, forum thread etc that shows how to create a search form that will
populate results on a results page using MySQLi SB? I'm looking to recreate the product search and product results pages created in Data Assist
but in My SQLi.

If not, do you have a simple example of these pages in MySQLi that I could look at in code?

Thanks

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

There isn't a tutorial or video for this. and depending on the complexity of the search you are trying to build, you may be better of sticking with data Bridge to create this, for example if you are trying to create a key word search, that is going to be difficult to accomplish as it will take custom coding.

for a fairly simple search:

Create a Search form on your search page. the search form should use the get method.

Then on the results page, create the recordset to filter the results.

in the where clause, create a condition for each search form element. for example if the search form searches the products table and has an element for ProductName create the recordset as:

SELECT * FROM products
WHERE (ProductName = paramProductName OR -1 = paramProductName1)

in the variables section, create 2 variables as:
Name: paramProductName
Type: Text
Default value: -1
Runtime value: $_GET['ProductName']

Name: paramProductName1
Type: Text
Default value: -1
Runtime value: $_GET['ProductName']

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Cameron

Many thanks Jason. I'll give it a shot.

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Cameron

It's returning something, which is a good thing, but not filtering. I changed the variable from ProductName to ProductMetaKeywords, since that is the area of products I am searching. Maybe that is the problem? Perhaps you can have a look here.
My search page form is as follows (very simplified pages):

<form class="" id="" name="" method="get" action="resultsTEST.php">
<fieldset class="" id="Search">
<input id="ProductMetaKeywords" name="ProductMetaKeywords" type="text" value="<?php echo((isset($_GET["ProductMetaKeywords"])?$_GET["ProductMetaKeywords"]:"")); ?>" class="formTextfield_Medium" tabindex="4" title="Please enter a value.">
<span class="buttonFieldGroup" >
<input type="submit" value="Search" class="formButton unstyled" id="Search" name="Search" />
</span>
</fieldset>
</form>


My results page looks like this:

<?php require_once('Connections/MySQLi_CKS.php'); ?>
<?php require_once('webassist/mysqli/rsobj.php'); ?>
<?php
$rsKeySearch = new WA_MySQLi_RS("rsKeySearch",$MySQLi_CKS,9);
$rsKeySearch->setQuery("SELECT * FROM products WHERE (ProductMetaKeywords = ? OR -1 = ?)");
$rsKeySearch->bindParam("s", "".$_GET['ProductMetaKeywords'] ."", "-1"); //paramProductMetaKeywords
$rsKeySearch->bindParam("s", "".$_GET['ProductMetaKeywords'] ."", "-1"); //paramProductMetaKeywords1
$rsKeySearch->execute();
?>
<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
<meta charset="utf-8">
<title>Untitled Document</title>
</head>

<body>
<?php
while(!$rsKeySearch->atEnd()) {
?>
<div>
Results:<?php echo($rsKeySearch->getColumnVal("ProductID")); ?><?php echo($rsKeySearch->getColumnVal("ProductName")); ?></div>
<?php
$rsKeySearch->moveNext();
}
$rsKeySearch->moveFirst(); //return RS to first record
?>

</body>
</html>

I'm just trying to get a simple search that will return results from the WebAssist ecommerce database filtering by input "included" in the keywords. Help?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

"by input "included" "


Right the example i gave uses an EQUAL query. if you want to create a INCLUDED query, change the = to LIKE on the first comparison, and the first variable, change the type to Includes Text

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