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Exact word searches excluding similar types of results

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I have a Perl problem that's stumping me.

I have a small database that has a few fields.

There is a <select> menu that allows people to obtain results based on their selection.

The data in one of the fields would be something like:

Record 1:  cat
Record 2:  cat
Record 3:  Black cat
Record 4:  White cat

They want to be able to search for "cat" and ONLY bring back the results that only
have "cat" and no other ones....such as "Black cat" or "White cat." They want it exact word and that word or combination of words...only.

Is it possible? Any tricks? The Boolean tricks will not work for the <select> menu.

I'm hoping there is enough information for you to give an educated answer.

Thanks!

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