How to make a "progressive" search box with php to search mysql

I have  tried to google this topic but cant seem to find the right words. What Im trying to do is to have a search box so that when someone enters 'a' all data beginning with 'a' is displayed, when I add 'p' to the 'a' ie 'ap' all words beginning with 'ap' are revealed and so on. I want to then be abale to highlight the relevent word eg 'apple' and display the resulting row and fields. Thanks in advance.
LeighJorAsked:
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
What you're looking for is like Google Suggest.  It uses AJAX technology along with a server program to retrieve and display values matching your input.  If you search for "google suggest ajax" you'll get a lot of examples and code to try out.

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Om PrakashCommented:
Please check the following example:
http://www.plus2net.com/php_tutorial/ajax-search.php
LeighJorAuthor Commented:
Will folow up both suggestions shortly. Thanks
LeighJorAuthor Commented:
Not what I was hoping for. But definitely a solution.
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