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Concat in Select for Search Return

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I am working on an auto suggest and I would like people to be able to either type in a product number or product name.  So for example

If they start to type 1234 it will start to show the products

12345: The Product 1
12346: The Product 2

Or if they type in Product
It would show the same results


So how can i can I concatenate the product id and product name in a query and have it format like that, even with the colon in it?
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 500 total points
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what is the problem?
* building the query?
* shoing the data
* running the query as users type?
please clarify...

in mysql, to concat, it would be:
 select concat(product_id, ': ' , product_name from products where product_id like '%$user_input%' or product_name like '%$user_input%'

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http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/string-functions.html

hope this helps
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by:theideabulb
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if i am doing an autosuggest, would i still need to do the two LIKE statements, if you are combining them and use an alias

 select concat(product_id, ': ' , product_name as theProduct

could you just search it as one string?
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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you could. ... but it would be as inefficient as doing the "or" as I showed (because of the LIKE '% ... %' part) ...
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by:theideabulb
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so this wouldn't be a good way to do it?

SELECT set_id, CONCAT(product_number,': ',product_name) as theProduct FROM products
having lower(theProduct) like  '%1234%'
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by:theideabulb
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Thank you for your help.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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from what I know, you could not even do that in terms of syntax (you cannot use the alias except in the ORDER BY)
also, using HAVING only makes sense in GROUP BY queries ...
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