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Mr Chris

Searchscript help please

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Hi all,

Have a searchscript which seaches for stories in one table [b]cms_stories[/b]

Now say my search returned 3 results:

- One Business Story
- One Sports Story
- One News Story

I want the <href> of the story to output to go to:

…/sport/story.php?story_id='.$row['story_id'] – [B]For Sport results returned[/b]
…/business/story.php?story_id='.$row['story_id'] – [B]For Business results returned[/b]
…/news/story.php?story_id='.$row['story_id'] – [B]For News results returned[/b]

IE going to different folders depending on the [b]section[/b] ie the nature of the story – be it a news/sport or business (which are defined as section in the db):

Now I’ve tried to do this (please see below), but it does not seem to work.  Can anyone please advise:

[code]
<?php
/* ======== START FIRST FORM SEARCH ======== */

include("../*************************");

// Define Variable form 'First Query' post;
$section = $_GET['section'];
$searchstring = ($_GET['searchstring'] != "") ? $_GET['searchstring'] : false;

if($searchstring === false){
die("No searchstring was entered!");
}

$query=mysql_query("select *, DATE_FORMAT(appeared, '%W %e %M %Y') as formatted_date from cms_stories where section like '%$section%' AND ( headline LIKE '%$searchstring%' OR body_text LIKE '%$searchstring%' )") or die(mysql_error()); 
echo "<table width=\"100%\" border=0 bgcolor=\"#cccccc\" cellpadding=1 cellspacing=1>\n";
echo "<tr> <th><DIV ALIGN=\"LEFT\">Type of Story</div></th>
<th><DIV ALIGN=\"LEFT\">Appeared in Newspaper</div></th>
<th><DIV ALIGN=\"LEFT\">Headline</div></th>
<th><DIV ALIGN=\"LEFT\">Read Story</div></th> </tr>";

    $link = ($row['section'] == 's')? 'news/': 'sport'/: 'business'/:''; // Define Folders
    $link .= 'story.php?story_id='.$row['story_id'];

while($rows = mysql_fetch_assoc($query))
  {
  echo "<tr BGCOLOR=\"#FFFFFF\"><td>";
  echo $rows['section'];
  echo "</td><td>";
  echo $rows['formatted_date'];
  echo "</td><td>";
  echo $rows['headline'];
  echo "</td><td>";
  echo '<a href="' . $link . '">[ more ]</a>';  // Output the Story ID
  echo "</td></tr>";
  }
echo "</table>";

/* ======== END FIRST FORM SEARCH ======== */
?>
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Is there any field in your table cms_stories where you store the type of story that record identifies with?
If no, you should probably do that, then read the field and according to what's in there, change the link.

eg field="storytype"
if ($storytype == 'sports') {
    $link = "../sports/story.php?etc";
} else if ($storytype == 'news') {
    $link = "../news/story.php?etc";
}

the code is not really fitting your code, but i guess it explains what you need.

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[code]
$link = ($row['section'] == 's')? 'news/': 'sport'/: 'business'/:''; // Define Folders
[/code]

looks like your problem, for a start you've not defined the $row array anywhere, and you are trying to supply four options for the ternery operator, whereas the statement ($row["section"] == "s") will only return two values, true or false.

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Cheers Guys,

I've decided to go with semtex's idea, which seems easier to implement rather than they way I was going:

[code]
<?php
/* ======== START FIRST FORM SEARCH ======== */

include("***********************************");

// Define Variable form 'First Query' post;
$section = $_GET['section'];
$searchstring = ($_GET['searchstring'] != "") ? $_GET['searchstring'] : false;

if($searchstring === false){
die("No searchstring was entered!");
}

if ($section == 'news') {
    $link = "../news/story.php?story_id='.$row['story_id']";
} else if ($storytype == 'sport') {
    $link = "../sport/story.php?story_id='.$row['story_id']";
} else if ($storytype == 'business') {
    $link = "../business/story.php?story_id='.$row['story_id']";
}

$query=mysql_query("select *, DATE_FORMAT(appeared, '%W %e %M %Y') as formatted_date from cms_stories where section like '%$section%' AND ( headline LIKE '%$searchstring%' OR body_text LIKE '%$searchstring%' )") or die(mysql_error()); 
echo "<table width=\"100%\" border=0 bgcolor=\"#cccccc\" cellpadding=1 cellspacing=1>\n";
echo "<tr> <th><DIV ALIGN=\"LEFT\">Type of Story</div></th>
<th><DIV ALIGN=\"LEFT\">Appeared in Newspaper</div></th>
<th><DIV ALIGN=\"LEFT\">Headline</div></th>
<th><DIV ALIGN=\"LEFT\">Read Story</div></th> </tr>";

while($rows = mysql_fetch_assoc($query))
  {
  echo "<tr BGCOLOR=\"#FFFFFF\"><td>";
  echo $rows['section'];
  echo "</td><td>";
  echo $rows['formatted_date'];
  echo "</td><td>";
  echo $rows['headline'];
  echo "</td><td>";
  echo '<a href="' . $link . '">[ more ]</a>';
  echo "</td></tr>";
  }
echo "</table>";

/* ======== END FIRST FORM SEARCH ======== */
?>
[/code]

But I get an error on this line:

[code]
  $link = "../news/story.php?story_id='.$row['story_id']";
[/code]

[b] Parse error: parse error, unexpected T_ENCAPSED_AND_WHITESPACE, expecting T_STRING or T_VARIABLE or T_NUM_STRING in /***********/search/results.php on line 15[/b]

Any ideas please?

Thanks

Chris

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Just make it:

[code]$link = "../news/story.php?story_id=" . $row['story_id'];[/code]

And do for the other $link rows as well...

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