[FX.php List] [OFF] levenshtein and related methods for user helper

Troy Meyers tcmeyers at troymeyers.com
Wed Apr 22 14:26:14 MDT 2009


Thanks, I'll be keeping this in the front of my mind as I proceed with this rewrite. Can you suggest an easy source for getting the AJAX stuff I'd need in place for a web version? I use jquery for other non-AJAX purposes (not knowing all that it's capable of) so perhaps that might be usable?


> Yes Troy, that's exactly what I was thinking of. We do a thing we call  
> the Quick Find in just about every FM job where we index every word  
> and every letter in sequences so you get a matrix for the entry: Orchid
> Flower
Orchid Flower
Orchid Flowe
Orchid Flow
Orchid Flo
Orchid Fl
Orchid F
Orchid  (with space)
Orchid (without space)
> and then I suppose you can run your matches against that and other  
> similar criteria like username and ask if they want to add a new  
> cultivar or edit an existing one.
> Just random thoughts, but if you use the Filemaker end for other stuff 
> I thought this kind of functionality might be helpful anyway and you'd 
> get more mileage for your effort.
> - David

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