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pphon = request.form("phon")
mySQL = "SELECT * FROM crminfo WHERE tel1 LIKE %" &pphon& "%"

i need to find inside column tel1 number like the nuber that was recieved from the submited form.
some how that wuery do not work fine...
what, what shell i do? where i got wrong?;)
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by:simonkin
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Hi,

Try this, your syntax is wrong...

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pphon = request.form("phon")
mySQL = "SELECT * FROM crminfo WHERE tel1 LIKE'%&pphon&%'"

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by:simonkin
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Ooops...

Remove the ampersands '&' too...


$pphon = request.form("phon")
mySQL = "SELECT * FROM crminfo WHERE tel1 LIKE'%$pphon%'"

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by:b0lsc0tt
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sasha85,

The ampersands are needed to use the variable.  They should be fine as you have it.

What type of field is tel1?  Even though you use a number if it is a string or text field then you need single quotes or sometype of delimiter.  What type of field is it and what database do you use?  I assume MySQL but please confirm.

Try ...

mySQL = "SELECT * FROM crminfo WHERE tel1 LIKE '%" &pphon& "%'"

Let me know if you have any questions or need more information.

b0lsc0tt
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by:b0lsc0tt
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sasha85,

Also, try running the query outside of your code (i.e. in MySQL or using a 'query analyser') to see if there are no results for that query.  The problem may not be a problem but just no results.

Let me know if you have a question.

b0lsc0tt
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by:sasha85
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i use mysql...u know what...i see that the tel1 is text type...how can it effect this?
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by:b0lsc0tt
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If it is that type then it has to have the delimiters.  Look at the code in my last post and that should fix it.  For MySQL the delimiters for text/strings are single quotes (').  When used with LIKE the % sign would go inside the single quotes with the rest of the "string."

Let me know how it works or if you have a question.  Thanks for confirming the type of DB and field.

bol
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by:b0lsc0tt
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Sorry, not really "last" post.  See http:#20330179.

The code is ...

mySQL = "SELECT * FROM crminfo WHERE tel1 LIKE '%" &pphon& "%'"

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by:sasha85
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REALY, HOW IF I STORE NUMBERS INSIDE MYSQL COLUMN THAT DEFINED AS TEXT...HOW BAD CAN OT BE?:)
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by:sasha85
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i defined it text cause i wanted prevent situation where user will disable javascript validations and will insert chars instead numbers...what would give him an error...
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b0lsc0tt earned 500 total points
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Please don't use all caps unless you are really yelling at me. :)  (I hope you aren't)

What is the info in that field?  How will it be used?  It seems like the info is phone number so text/string is appropriate.  If you tried to use a number type then entering 800-555-1212 would just leave -967 in that field (the math would be done).  In most cases phone numbers, zips, etc are text fields for this reason.

However if it is a number then it can be a disadvantage to use a text field type.  A detailed explanation on that can be done in a different question (one of its own) but the examples above should give you an idea.

Let me know if the suggestion above worked or not or if you have a question.

bol
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by:b0lsc0tt
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I'm glad I could help.  Thanks for the grade, the points and the fun question.

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