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Providing a hitcounter for Matt's Simple Search

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I'm currently using Matt Wright's Simple Search engine (located at http://worldwidemart.com/scripts/search.shtml ) to search my web pages. It is a basic search so it does not give many options. I would like to have a hitcounter that counts the number of hits that the search produces, so an appropriate response page can be produced. I don't think it's too difficult, but I can't do it. As I'm new to Perl,  can you please tell me how and exactly where to place this hit counter? Thanks!
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by:evilgreg
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So you want to be able to show the number of matches produced?

If so, try this:

Right after
sub return_html {

add in:

$matches=0;
foreach $x (keys %include) {
  if ($include{$x} eq 'yes') { $matches++; }
}

Then just use $matches in your output message, such as:
if (!$matches) {
  print "Sorry, no matches found!\n";
}
else {
  printf("I found $matches %s!\n", $matches==1 ? "match" : "matches");
  ## Detail of matches here....
}


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So you want to be able to show the number of matches produced?

If so, try this:

Right after
sub return_html {

add in:

$matches=0;
foreach $x (keys %include) {
  if ($include{$x} eq 'yes') { $matches++; }
}

Then just use $matches in your output message, such as:
if (!$matches) {
  print "Sorry, no matches found!\n";
}
else {
  printf("I found $matches %s!\n", $matches==1 ? "match" : "matches");
  ## Detail of matches here....
}


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by:ozo
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#A simpler way to say
   $matches=0;
   foreach $x (keys %include) {
     if ($include{$x} eq 'yes') { $matches++; }
   }
#is
  $matches=grep{$_ eq 'yes'}values %include;
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