Tutorial Searching Data with PHP and Mysql

Case Study : Create script for searching data in the database
Requirements : Webserver Packages, already installed.

Searching, is a facility that is almost always present in every application, whether web based or desktop applications. Each web page / blog will also equipped with this facility. The following tutorial will provide the basic concept of searching, by doing a search on terstruktu data (database).

Ok, just straight practice.

Step 1 : Prepare the Database

  1. Create database named db_tutorial
  2. Create table named tb_student, the structure is as shown below,
  3. Insert some sample data, just like in this picture.
  4. Done with the database!

Step 2 : Prepare the Work Folder

  1. Create a folder with the name searching in your document root
  2. Save all this file in this tutorial in this folder.

Step 3 : Create script to connect to DB

  1. Type the following script,
    [sourcecode language=”php”]
    $host = "localhost";
    $user = "root";
    $pass = "";
    $dbName = "db_tutorial";
    mysql_connect($host, $user, $pass);
    or die ("Connect Failed !! : ".mysql_error());
  2. Save with the name connect.php

  3. Explanation: The script will be used for linking us with a database application db_tutorial. Customize your username and password from the settings of your mysql.

Step 4 : Create a Searching Form

  1. Type the following script,
    [sourcecode language=”php”]
    <title> Halaman Pencarian </title>
    <form name="formcari" method="post" action="search_exe.php">
    <table width="330" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="0">
    <tr bgcolor="orange">
    <td height="25" colspan="3">
    <strong> Student Searching ! </strong>
    <tr> <td> Name </td>
    <td> <input type="text" name="name"> </td>
    <td> <input type="SUBMIT" name="SUBMIT" id="SUBMIT" value="search" > </td>
  2. Save with the name formsearching.php
  3. Explanation: The script above is a normal HTML script that will display the form. See the part,
    action="search_exe.php", bagian ini dimaksudkan bahwa form akan diproses oleh script search_exe.php

Step 5 : Create a processing script and displays the results of searching

  1. Type the following script,
    [sourcecode language=”php”]
    include "connect.php";
    $name= $_POST[‘name’]; //get the nama value from form
    $q = "SELECT * from tb_student where name like ‘%$name%’ "; //query to get the search result
    $result = mysql_query($q); //execute the query $q
    echo "<center>";
    echo "<h2> Hasil Searching </h2>";
    echo "<table border=’1′ cellpadding=’5′ cellspacing=’8′>";
    echo "
    <tr bgcolor=’orange’>
    <td>Nama Mahasiswa</td>
    while ($data = mysql_fetch_array($result)) { //fetch the result from query into an array
    echo "
    echo "</table>";
  2. Save with the name search_exe.php
  3. The explanation can be found at comment script

Step 6 : Testing Code

  1. Go to http://localhost/searching/formsearching.php. You can see the form like the picture below,
  2. Enter the name of the field name (eg name that has diinsert to the DB, namely june )
  3. Click the search button and you will see results,

Be creative with PHP 😀 Happy Coding..