Shall I resign myself to using a search with "like %var%"?
Are there no other better methods?
Maybe REGEXP has something to offer?

-----Original Message-----
From: Gavin Amm 
Sent: Thursday, 27 November 2003 4:00 PM
Subject: [PHP-DB] Decent Search Engine (for MySQL)

Hi All,

I'm after a tutorial, if you can point me to one I'd appreciate it.

I want to create a search script that will look through tables/fields
(that I specify) in a MySQL database.

I don't want to use the MySQL full text searching (as I'm using an ISP
database & the default min word length is >3, we have a number of words
that are 3 chars & need them to be picked up in the search) & I really
hope there are better options than the "LIKE" command (These seem to be
very popular from my searching).


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