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Searching a mysql field contents, in any order

damianb123 asked
Last Modified: 2015-03-12
    I have a php script which basically has a select statement, something along the lines of:

select * FROM TABLE x WHERE Name LIKE '%$variable%'

$variable is a passed variable from an input text field.

This works great IF the text being searched is in that order, so if the name field contains:

John William Smith

and I search for John William - it returns the record, but not if I search for:

John Smith, or Smith William

How can this be achieved?

Many thanks for your help.
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