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Ive been reading up on full text search and gone throught the tutorial on this site.

Read in many places the FTS is better and faster than a LIKE when dealing with a lot of records.



Im tryin to create a search which show all rows which has the word smith in when they search for smith


for example







currently the full text search works for smith fine when only searching for smith. The only way i could make it show all the other words is by tagging OR fieldname LIKE '%smith%' on the end


Am i doing this right or is there another way of doing this.


ive also realised if i want to do a full text search on two tables (one field from each) on a inner join its faster using the boolean. can someone confirm this




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