News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Wolfgang Drews' Blog:
Some thoughts on indexes & searching in MySQL / PHP
June 05, 2006 @ 06:03:05

Giving your users a tool to find relevant invormation from the vast ocean that is the content of your site isn't easy sometimes. Even with the powerful combination of PHP and MySQL, it can be difficult to find what you're looking for. Wolfgang Drews shares in some of this frustration in his new blog post.

Using MySQL most of you will be familiar with this: searching in textfields for keywords is quite uncomfortable when using other table handler then MyISAM. If you use MyISAM, you can utilise the Fulltext-Search with MATCH AGAINST. Otherwise you are thrown back to "simple" string comparison functions (LIKE). Not really satisfying. As this won't change with the 5.1er Version of MySQL, i have to search for another solution.

His other suggestions include the use of two other tables (terms in one, references back to content in another) or an external search option, such as the Zend Framework's implementation of the lucene functionality - Zend_Search.

1 comment voice your opinion now!
search mysql fulltext like lucene zend framework search mysql fulltext like lucene zend framework


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Symfony Project: symfony 1.0.0 beta 2 released

Stuart Herbert\'s Blog: Zend Framework and the Contributor License Agreement

Brian Moon's Blog: PHP/MySQL Debug Trick

Matthew Weir O'Phinney' Blog: Zend_XmlRpc_Server

SpinDrop.us: Not taking frameworks for granted


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


deployment community introduction opinion list package series install framework interview language library laravel tips release api update symfony zendserver podcast

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework