php + sql search

Thomas Hurst tom.hurst at
Fri Nov 1 13:06:56 GMT 2002

* Paul Civati (paul at wrote:

> I'm not an SQL/db expert, but I believe if you want to be able to do
> free text search (I think is the right term?) then you would have to
> use some non-standard database add-on.  Oracle has context (v8) and
> intermedia (v9) for more complex searching functionality AIUI.

MySQL has bundled full text searching:

With boolean matching (+word -otherword) in version 4.

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