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December 8, 2003, 2:33 pm
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searchtool cgi script BT use, I have created a search which seems to work
quite well but I am stuck with one point that I am hoping somebody might be
able to help me with. The search use a text file comma delimited and I have
a search that I want people to be able to select an item from the list then
the search will check 5 fields to find it. I have this working on 1 field
using the following code
<option value=" "> </option>
but all my attempts to check several fields come up blank. (the 08 refers to
the field but I also want it to check fields 09,10,11 & 12)
I would be grateful for any help you can give me.
08 refers to the 9th column accross in a datasheet ie here it is cat1
but i want it to check 08to12 (cat1 to cat5)
I would write my own but i don't know how to programme in perl, later when i
have i will learn, but for now i need to get this working as it is crucial
to the site and apart from this one problem the searchtool does exactly what
I hope this bit of extra info helps
Considering there's no real documentation for the search tool, and
it's unlikely you will be able to modify the search script's code, I'm
going to table the motion that you can't change how the search
This page http://tinyurl.com/yesz says that you need to create a data
file to make your site searchable with the hosting package. If that's
really the case I'd be looking to implement another search engine,
such as Google or Atomz. Does the BT search only look at the
datafile, ignoring other content? If so, how can you maintain it
Have you tried adding hidden fields with the same naming convention as
your select box? You could copy the contents of the drop down to the
hidden fields and then let the search engine use those.
Time to learn to program in Perl, I think.