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  1. #1
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    Search page not working properly

    Hi, I have a search page (code below) and cannot figure out why it is not working or what is wrong with my code. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks
    PHP Code:
    <?php
    require_once "../db/connect.php";

    // make link here
    $link $db->_impl;

    // Check connection
    if (mysqli_connect_errno())
      {
      echo 
    "Failed to connect to MySQL: " mysqli_connect_error();
      }
    ?>

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
    <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head>
    <meta name="keywords" content="" />
    <meta name="description" content="" />
    <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
    <title>Employee</title>link href="style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" />

    </head>

    <body>
    <div id="wrapper"><!-- end #header -->
        <div id="menu-wrapper">
            <div id="menu">
              <ul>
                    <li><a href="index.php">Home</a></li>
                    <li><a href="TDBOE.php">Department</a></li>
                    <li><a href="contact.php">Contact</a></li>
                    <li class="current_page_item"><a href="search.php">Search</a></li>
                    <li><a href="#"> </a></li>
                    <li><a href="#"> </a></li>
                    <li><a href="#"> </a></li>
                    <li><a href="#"> </a></li>
                    <li><a href="logout.php">Logout</a></li>
                </ul>
            </div>
        </div>
        <!-- end #menu -->
        <div id="page">
            <div id="page-bgtop">
                <div id="page-bgbtm">
                    <div id="page-content">
                        <div id="content">
                            <div class="post">
                                <h2 class="title">Search Proposals:</h2>
                                <p>&nbsp;</p>
                                <p>Enter a proposal name below to search...</p>

                        <!-- search -->
                        <div class="search">
                        <form method="get" id="searchform" action="search.php">
                        <input type="hidden" name="searching" value="yes" />
                        <input type="text" value = "Search here..." name="search" id="search" />
                        <input type="submit" id="searchSubmit" name="searchSubmit" value= "Find" />
                        </form>
                        </div>
                        <!-- ENDS search -->

                        <?php


                        
    //error handling////////////
                        //If they did not enter a search term, show an error
                         
    if ($search == "")
                         {
                         echo 
    "<p>You forgot to enter a search term";
                         exit;
                         }

                         
    //entered a value, show results
                         //Only displayed if they have submitted the form
                         
    if ($searching == "yes")
                         {
                         echo 
    "<h2>Results:</h2><p>";
                         }

                        
    $sql 'SELECT * FROM PROPOSALS p WHERE p.Name LIKE '%$searchSubmit%'';

                        
    $result mysqli_query($link$sql);

                        
    //if no matches in DB
                         
    $matches=mysql_num_rows($data);
                         if (
    $matches == 0)
                         {
                         echo 
    "Sorry, but we can not find an entry to match your query<br><br>";
                         }

                        while (
    $row mysqli_fetch_array($link,    $sql))
                        {
                        echo 
    " SEARCH RETURNED RESULTS! ";
                        }

                        
    ?>


                            <div class="post">
                                <h2 class="title">
    </h2>
                                <p class="meta">

                              </div>
                            <div style="clear: both;"></div>
                        </div>
                        <!-- end #content -->

                    </div>
                </div>
            </div>
        </div>
        <!-- end #page -->
    </div>
    <div id="footer">

    </div>
    <!-- end #footer -->
    </body>
    </html>

  2. #2
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    PHP Code:
                        <?php


                        
    //error handling////////////
                        //If they did not enter a search term, show an error

    // use $_GET
                         
    if (trim($_GET['search']) === "")
                         {
                         echo 
    "<p>You forgot to enter a search term";
                         exit;
                         }

                         
    //entered a value, show results
                         //Only displayed if they have submitted the form
                         
    if ($searching == "yes")
                         {
                         echo 
    "<h2>Results:</h2><p>";
                         }
    // use $_GET, and always sanitize user inputs before using them in a query:
    // also, be careful about how you quote things:
                        
    $sql "SELECT * FROM PROPOSALS p WHERE p.Name LIKE '%" .
                               
    mysql_real_escape_string(trim($_GET['search']))."%'';
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