Ok. Maybe I didn't express myself well (must be the 3-4 days awake ;)

No, I don't have an example on-line 'couse this is something I'll start
doing in a few days or hours. Well, just what it will probably be the
search options at: http://www.icaam.com.ar/proyects/os-seek/ which I
posted a few hours ago.

What I want, is to let the visitor search for an OS developer by
WORK-AROUND and/or LANGUAGE and/or LOCATION and have just ONE static
query to handle all this. The thing is that if I make the query like
this:

SELECT * FROM table_name WHERE col1 = $elect1 AND col2 = $select2 AND
col3 = $select3

I think maybe the script will go nuts if no option was selected
(remember the and/or?). So I figured out that maybe by telling HTML that
the default value of each SELECT box is % (or any kind of wildcard) the
query might run as predicted. Does this makes ant sense now?

Please go to the site I've mentioned before and afterwards (if have the
time and will) go back a couple of dozens post back and read the post
called *MORE WORK FOR US I HOPE* so you have a more clear understanding
of what my need will be.

Thanks, C.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2002 7:27 AM
> To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Subject: [PHP] Re: Wildcard
> 
> why put in your query you want to look for an value .. if they don't
want
> to
> look for it ?..
> 
> 
> vins writes:
> 
> > Shit.....
> > Doesn't really make sense
> > Sorry... I probably don't understand
> >
> > do you have an online example.
> >
> >
> > "CÚsar aracena" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message
> > 000101c227fb$74eed940$68ed0dd1@gateway">news:000101c227fb$74eed940$68ed0dd1@gateway...
> > Hi all.
> >
> > I'm trying to figure out how to do a search trough a MySQL db using
LIKE
> > or = but the thing is that I have 3 select boxes from where to
choose
> > the search terms. Can I use something like a wildcard instead of
making
> > several IF statements like this?
> >
> > SELECT * FROM table_name WHERE col1 = value1 AND col2 = value2 AND
col3
> > = %
> >
> > % goes for an unselected select box (default value = %) in case the
user
> > doesn't want to make an *advanced* search, so it fetches all rows
which
> > does contains values 1 & 2.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> >  <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Cesar Aracena
> > CE / MCSE+I
> > Neuquen, Argentina
> > +54.299.6356688
> > +54.299.4466621
> >
> >
> >
> >
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