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Search in two completely different tables?


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You can use a UNION to combine two queries into a single result set.

SELECT 'movie' as type, id, title as label
FROM movies 
WHERE 
    title like 'blah%'
UNION ALL
SELECT 'actor' as type, id, name as label
FROM actors
WHERE
    name like 'blah%'

Each query must return the same number and type of columns.  If necessary, you can use literal values / NULL to fill out columns that might be irrelevant in one query or the other.

 

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