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All helps will be appreciated. I am only a succesfull code copier unfortunately & a little bit modifier.

After explainig my requirement, I pasted my site search php codes.

Best Regards


MySql Table

id author title text


My weights

if searchterm(s) found in column AUTHOR : 100

if searchterm(s) found in column TITLE : 91

if searchterm(s) found in column TEXT : 15


I want that code calculates the # of returns for each row columns. then multiply with coefficients above and make the ranking from highest points to lowest.


An example: Assume that search terms are: "php web John"

in my table row 1 -> 1 result for Author -> so total points: 1 * 100 = 100

in my table row 2 -> 1 result for Title -> so total points: 1 * 91 = 91

in my table row 3 -> 6 results for Text -> so total points: 6 * 15 = 90

in my table row 4 -> 1 result for Author & 1 result for Title -> so total points: (1 * 100)+(1 * 91) = 191


so ranking for display should be

row 4

row 1

row 2

row 3



//Get variables from config.php to connect to mysql server
require 'config.php';
require 'opendb.php';
mysql_query("SET NAMES 'latin5'");
mysql_query("SET CHARACTER SET latin5");
mysql_query("SET COLLATION_CONNECTION = 'latin5_turkish_ci'");

//search variable = data in search box or url
$search = $_GET['search'];

//trim whitespace from variable
$search = trim($search);
$search = preg_replace('/\s+/', ' ', $search);

//seperate multiple keywords into array space delimited
$keywords = explode(" ", $search);

//Clean empty arrays so they don't get every row as result
$keywords = array_diff($keywords, array(""));

//Set the MySQL query
if ($search == NULL or $search == '%'){
} else {
for ($i=0; $i<count($keywords); $i++) {
$query = "SELECT * FROM dis_yazilar " .
"WHERE title LIKE '%".$keywords[$i]."%'".
" OR author LIKE '%".$keywords[$i]."%'" .
" OR text LIKE '%".$keywords[$i]."%'" .
" ORDER BY title";

//Store the results in a variable or die if query fails
$result = mysql_query($query) or die(mysql_error());
if ($search == NULL or $search == '%'){
} else {
//Count the rows retrived
$count = mysql_num_rows($result);

echo "<html>";
echo "<head>";

echo "<meta http-equiv=\"Content-Type\" content=\"text/html; charset=iso-8859-9\">";

echo "<title>Your Title Here</title>";
echo "<link rel=\"stylesheet\" type=\"text/css\" href=\"../style.css\" />";
echo "</head>";
echo "<body onLoad=\"self.focus();document.searchform.search.focus()\">";
echo "<center>";
echo "<br /><form name=\"searchform\" method=\"GET\" action=\"ara.php\">";
echo "<input type=\"text\" name=\"search\" size=\"20\" TABINDEX=\"1\" />";
echo " <input type=\"submit\" value=\"Search\" />";
echo "</form>";
//If search variable is null do nothing, else print it.
if ($search == NULL) {
} else {
echo "You searched for <b><FONT COLOR=\"blue\">";
foreach($keywords as $value) {
   print "$value ";
echo " # of search results </font></b>" . $count;
echo "<p> </p><br />";
echo "</center>";

//If users doesn't enter anything into search box tell them to.
if ($search == NULL){
echo "<center><b><FONT COLOR=\"red\">Please enter a search parameter to continue.</font></b><br /></center>";
} elseif ($search == '%'){
echo "<center><b><FONT COLOR=\"red\">Please enter a search parameter to continue.</font></b><br /></center>";
//If no results are returned print it
} elseif ($count <= 0){
echo "<center><b><FONT COLOR=\"red\">Your query returned no results from the database.</font></b><br /></center>";
//ELSE print the data in a table
} else {
//Table header
echo "<center><table id=\"search\" bgcolor=\"#AAAAAA\">";
echo "<tr>";
echo "<td><b>title:</b></td>";
echo "<td><b>author:</b></td>";
echo "<tr>";
echo "</table></center>";

//Colors for alternation of row color on results table
$color1 = "#d5d5d5";
$color2 = "#e5e5e5";
//While there are rows, print it.
while($row = mysql_fetch_array($result))
//Row color alternates for each row
$row_color = ($row_count % 2) ? $color1 : $color2;
//table background color = row_color variable
echo "<center><table bgcolor=".$row_color.">";
echo "<tr>";
echo "<td>".$row['title']."</td>";
echo "<td>".$row['author']."</td>";
echo "</tr>";
echo "</table></center>";
//end while
//end if

echo "</body>";
echo "</html>";
if ($search == NULL or $search == '%') {
} else {
//clear memory

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