Read advanced search using Codeigniter for more information.
CodeIgniter is a PHP MVC (Model View Controller) framework for application development, which has numerous online libraries to connect the database and perform various search-related functions.
Using the Advanced search Codeigniter means to search in multiple tables quickly and cleanly. The methodology to be used for this is as follows-
Steps to advanced search using Codeigniter
- Create a database and import tables as per your choice.
- Then, create views and put union inside views.
- In CodeIgniter controller; create two functions- search function to check if input sent and the second function is paginate_view function to generate pagination list of search result and also saves the keyword in the session to highlight search keyword in results. In this model, we also have a search_view function to search the keyword and search_counter function used to count the results we will use in pagination.
- The result should be available in your list result.php file.
This is how does CodeIgniter works and how to implement a search in CodeIgniter.
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