Mysql full text search (search related data)

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Search related data in Mysql it’s pretty easy


FROM my_table 
WHERE MATCH(col1, col2) AGAINST('my super awesome text' IN NATURAL LANGUAGE MODE)

Example of full text search

Create a table

CREATE TABLE tutorial (
title VARCHAR(200), 
description TEXT, 


insert some data

INSERT INTO tutorial (title,description) VALUES
('SQL Joins','An SQL JOIN clause combines rows from two or more tables. It creates a set of rows in a temporary table.'),
('SQL Equi Join','SQL EQUI JOIN performs a JOIN against equality or matching column(s) values of the associated tables. An equal sign (=) is used as comparison operator in the where clause to refer equality.'),
('SQL Left Join','The SQL LEFT JOIN, joins two tables and fetches rows based on a condition, which is matching in both the tables and the unmatched rows will also be available from the table before the JOIN clause.'),
('SQL Cross Join','The SQL CROSS JOIN produces a result set which is the number of rows in the first table multiplied by the number of rows in the second table, if no WHERE clause is used along with CROSS JOIN.'),
('SQL Full Outer Join','In SQL the FULL OUTER JOIN combines the results of both left and right outer joins and returns all (matched or unmatched) rows from the tables on both sides of the join clause.'),
('SQL Self Join','A self join is a join in which a table is joined with itself (which is also called Unary relationships), especially when the table has a FOREIGN KEY which references its own PRIMARY KEY.');

Search some data

FROM tutorial 
WHERE MATCH(title,description) AGAINST ('left right' IN NATURAL LANGUAGE MODE);

Search some data with score


SELECT id, MATCH(title,description) AGAINST ('left right' IN NATURAL LANGUAGE MODE) AS score 
FROM tutorial;


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Andrés Canavesi
Andrés Canavesi

Software Engineer with 15+ experience in software development, specialized in Salesforce, Java and Node.js.

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