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From: ""Daevid Vincent"" <daevid@stripped>
Sent: Saturday, March 04, 2006 9:54 AM
Subject: Boolean searches on InnoDB tables?
>I just discovered this:
> Which states:
> "They can work even without a FULLTEXT index, although a search executed
> this fashion would be quite slow. "
> But then I'm kicked in the nuts because:
> "Full-text indexes can be used only with MyISAM tables"
> When I try a query on an InnoDB table:
> "SELECT * FROM categories WHERE MATCH (name) AGAINST ('+ELECTRONICS' IN
> BOOLEAN MODE);"
> I get:
> "Error Code : 1214
> The used table type doesn't support FULLTEXT indexes"
> So, what is the deal? Am I missing something?
> And if I can't use boolean searches on InnoDB tables with mySQL 5.0.18,
> Then WHEN will I be able to?
Osku is working on FULLTEXT for InnoDB.
> In the mean time, what is the best way to generate this equivallent
> functionality via PHP or some other mySQL 5 sanctioned way? I've seen
> several different examples on the web, but don't know which to commit to.
You could look at Sphinx, for exapmple.
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