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    need to search within my site

    hi, im quite new to all this and im basically teaching myself, so im a bit of a beginner, but im a fast learner!

    i am designing the website for my company to save costs (wish i hadnt offered now!)

    its is a property company and clients need to be able to search through our available properties online. i have been searching online for some kind or help or examples i could use but im having alot of trouble because i dont even know what to look for!

    would somebody please be kind enough to help me.

    criterias for the search would be number of bedrooms, location, furished, and council housing.

    i dont know how hard this is to do, im not particularly looking for somebody to do it for me because i cant afford it but if anybody knows the basic code or whatever for me to change or a tutorial site that would be fantastic!



    edit: ive now been informed that its a cms software that i need but im still pretty confused which one i would need to display a property database. still need help pls! x
    Last edited by bonnit; 08-30-2005 at 05:09 PM.

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    Senior Coder nikkiH's Avatar
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    To search for stuff, stuff must be located somewhere.
    Database, files, etc.
    Database is the usual.

    I have a real estate property site I inherited. Properties are in the database. Searches search the database. Hand-coded searches using forms. Pretty standard stuff.

    I inherited Cold Fusion (and dude, the last person who coded it needs a boot to the head...but I digress). Could be done with anything, i.e. PHP/MySQL. I actually plan on porting the CF/Access crap to PHP/MySQL someday...or at least get it into a decent DBMS like SQL Server or something.

    I don't think CMS is at all what you're looking for here, personally, but YMMV.
    And I can't think of a tutorial site that would have enough code for you to modify for this. It's too much a custom thing.

    If this post contains any code, I may or may not have tested it. It's probably just example code, so no getting knickers in a bunch over a typo, OK? If it doesn't have basic error checking in it, such as object detection or checking if objects are null before using them, put that in there. I'm giving examples, not typing up your whole app for you. You run code at your own risk.
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