Generally dynamic websites hosts tons of data with them. Searching for a particular thing is very tedious task if websites don't have proper searching functionality. For such requirement this search tool is perfect if you want a quick and easy way to search your dynamic websites.
Having a search feature on a dynamic website is very handy for helping users find exactly what they are looking for. Almost all users now prefer different search engines to find what they are looking for. Search engines range from something very simple to very complicated as Google, MSN, Bing, Yahoo etc.
In this tutorial, our scope is limited to searching a simple database table and extract those results from database. I hope it gives a little idea to build bigger search engine for developing more complex search engine like Google.
|Simple PHP Search Engine Script Tutorial|
This tutorial assumes whatever the data you want to search will be stored in the MySQL Database table. In this tutorial, we will use a simple query to search the data from the MySQL database table. No complex algorithms will be used. Using of such complex algorithms is beyond our tutorial's limit.
Before we start off this tutorial, we need a database. The code below will create a testing database to use as you work through the tutorial.
The real search script where the real search functionality happens. Name it as (search.php) or whatever it may be. See the below code snippet.
The above is the combined screen shot how you will see the results after searching for something. Hope you have enjoyed it. Keep coming for more tutorials.
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