Thanks Pablo, that worked.

"Pablo M. Rivas" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
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> Hello Harry,
>     you can use left join:
>     http://dev.mysql.com/doc/mysql/en/JOIN.html
>
>  $query = "
>       SELECT members.id, firstname, familyname, middlename, fathername,
>       region3.region3, region4, members.country, country.countryname,
>          MATCH(firstname, middlename, familyname, fathername) AGAINST
('$keywords' IN BOOLEAN MODE) AS score
>         FROM members left join country on members.country =  country.id
>         left join region3 on members.region3 = region3.id
>        WHERE MATCH(firstname, middlename, familyname, fathername) AGAINST
('$keywords' IN BOOLEAN MODE)
>     ORDER BY score DESC";
>
>     good luck.
>
> HG> Hi,
>
> HG> I want to run a query on a table while joining it with other tables.
>
> HG> Table 1- members
> HG> id - firstname - middlename - ....- country - region3
>
> HG> Fields country and region3 hold the integer codes for country and
region3 is state
>
> HG> Table 2- country
> HG> id - countryname
> HG> Countryname is where the actual Country name is stored and id is the
country code
>
> HG> Similarly Table 3 - region3
> HG> id - region3 where region3 is the state name and id is the region
code.
>
> HG> I perform the following query to search the names in the database but
the result only gives me the integer values for Country and Region3. That's
because, the code is only stored in the database.
> HG> But I need to join the table 2&3 with 1 so I can extract names of
country or region3 rather than integer values.
>
> HG> How would I modify the query below?
>
> HG> $keywords are the search words.
>
> HG> $query = "
> HG>        SELECT id, firstname, familyname, middlename, fathername,
region3, region4, country,
> HG>           MATCH(firstname, middlename, familyname, fathername) AGAINST
('$keywords' IN BOOLEAN MODE) AS score
> HG>           FROM members
> HG>        WHERE MATCH(firstname, middlename, familyname, fathername)
AGAINST ('$keywords' IN BOOLEAN MODE) ORDER BY score DESC";
>
> HG> Thanks
> HG> Harmeet
>
>
>
>
> -- 
> Best regards,
>  Pablo

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