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$query = "select * from vendor where (businessname OR primarycontact OR estimatingcontact OR ownerofficercontact) like \"%$trimmed%\" order by businessname"; // EDIT HERE and specify your table and field names for the SQL query

I am new to using OR statements.
Is my syntax above correct, its returning no results.
If I do just businessname, I have results.
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HI

No, it is not correct , see code
 $query = "select * from vendor where (businessname like \"%$trimmed%\" OR primarycontact like \"%$trimmed%\" OR estimatingcontact like \"%$trimmed%\" OR like \"%$trimmed%\" ownerofficercontact) order by businessname"; // EDIT HERE and specify your table and field names for the SQL query

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You need to apply the condition to each field, as attached.
 $query = "select * from vendor where (businessname  like \"%$trimmed%\") OR (primarycontact  like \"%$trimmed%\") OR (estimatingcontact like \"%$trimmed%\") OR (ownerofficercontact like \"%$trimmed%\") order by businessname";

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