[FX.php List] Google-Like search?
ernest.cunningham at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 16:40:05 MST 2008
Why concatenate and search an unstored calc in FM when you can use the
logical or operator it in FX?
On 2/12/2008, at 4:08 AM, Bob Patin wrote:
> I've used the concatenated-field approach many times; if you don't
> store the calculated results, the "search field" will always contain
> current data. For example, with a shopping cart, I combine product
> name, catalog number, description, and any keywords the client
> enters into a keyword field. Works well, easy to implement, only
> needs one search field.
> You can see it on http://www.margem.com; try entering the word
> "diamond" or "bracelet," for example.
> Bob Patin
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> On Nov 30, 2008, at 2:49 PM, Jonathan Schwartz wrote:
>> Hi Folks,
>> Have been running into web users who don't quite understand the the
>> "one-search-field-per-data-column" approach that I often implement.
>> They seem to be wanting for a single filed search, ala Google.
>> I can think of two approaches:
>> 1) Combining fields in FMP and searching this new mega-field.
>> Could get ugly.
>> 2) Issuing multiple fx.php searched and combining. This doesn't
>> smell right, though.
>> Anyone else approached this challenge?
>> Jonathan Schwartz
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