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I need to add search engine to my component. In database I have three feilds: name, post, address. How to add searching with this fields separatly? For example in the view I add three fields and search button. When I click the button it searches for matches with some of the fields.

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    Please add the code that you are using in your view and any attempt to get the search working that you have tried so far. – David Fritsch Aug 30 '14 at 16:49
  • @DavidFritsch I dont' have any attempt to create it. I would like to get the suggestion how to get it. The most obvious variant is to create a model with SQL statement such as SELECT * FROM companies` WHERE post LIKE 'qwe'`. But I suppose that there are some joomla abilities to avoid manual creating of the statements. – aspirisen Aug 30 '14 at 17:34
  • The only Joomla implementation that I know of would be to have it actually tie into the search component with a search plugin (docs.joomla.org/Creating_a_search_plugin). Otherwise, your best bet is to hook it into your getQuery method in your model. – David Fritsch Aug 30 '14 at 18:36
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It's very easy to create your own search plugin as is fully documented at Creating a search plugin.

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That sounds like a feature of Component Creator: the search plugin. http://component-creator.com/en/forum/announcements/35-database-updater-frontend-search-plugin

Hope that helps.

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    Hi @AndrésMaeso and welcome to JSE. Please consider improving your answer with more details. As it stands right now, it provides little information AND seems more like self-promotion. Thanks for understanding. – Valentin Despa Nov 1 '14 at 17:56

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