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hello everyone....i was wondering if someone can help me out with this.....

 

i am trying to create a search query but it doesn't seem to be working properly.....

 

i want it to search all of the columns in the database for something LIKE the posted search data.

 

here is my code....

 

$sql = "SELECT * FROM " . TABLE_NEW_SEARCH . " WHERE 
	name LIKE '%$search%' OR 
	first_name LIKE '%$search%' OR 
	last_name LIKE '%$search%' OR 
	city LIKE '%$search%' OR 
	province LIKE '%$search%' OR 
	country LIKE '%$search%' OR 
	industry LIKE '%$search%' OR 
	pro_des LIKE '%$search%' OR 
	about LIKE '%$search%' OR 
	strengths LIKE '%$search%' OR 
	orgs LIKE '%$search%' OR 
	my_website LIKE '%$search%' OR 
	about_my_company LIKE '%$search%' OR 
	program LIKE '%$search%' ORDER BY paid_membership DESC LIMIT $start, $limit";

 

for some reason this doesn't do what i'm looking for.

 

can anyone help me with this?

 

 

all i want to do is find a good way to search all the fields for something similar to the typed in phrase.

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