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Hi, I have created a search script using the phrase LIKE '%input%' but it fails if you are really looking for Correct-Name but type in: Correctname Correct Name Correct- Name Is there a way to search maybe returning results by its levenshtein status for example, or am I missing something more simple? How can I search for this so that searching for any of the above 3 will definitely return Correct-Name? Thanks A...

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    Default Searching a DB

    Hi,

    I have created a search script using the phrase LIKE '%input%' but it
    fails if you are really looking for Correct-Name but type in:

    Correctname
    Correct Name
    Correct- Name

    Is there a way to search maybe returning results by its levenshtein
    status for example, or am I missing something more simple? How can I
    search for this so that searching for any of the above 3 will
    definitely return Correct-Name?

    Thanks

    A

    UKuser Guest

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    Default Re: Searching a DB

    Use REGEXP method in query
    ex:
    SELECT 'Monty!' REGEXP 'm%y%%';

    Ravi Guest

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    Default Re: Searching a DB

    On 24 May, 13:51, Ravi <com> wrote: 

    Hi,

    I'm not quite sure how that would fit into the example I've given??

    Thanks

    A

    UKuser Guest

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    Default Re: Searching a DB

    UKuser <co.uk> wrote:
     

    soundex('correctname') is the same as soundex('correct-name') etc.

    --
    Pd
    PeterD Guest

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    Default Re: Searching a DB

    On 24 May, 14:33, pipex.invalid (PeterD) wrote: 



    >
    > soundex('correctname') is the same as soundex('correct-name') etc.
    >
    > --
    > Pd[/ref]

    Thank you PD - very useful avenue!

    UKuser Guest

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