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Mastering phpMyAdmin 3.4 for Effective MySQL Management by Marc Delisle

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Chapter 8. Searching Data

In this chapter, we present mechanisms that can be used to find the data we are looking for, instead of just browsing tables page-by-page and sorting them. In Search mode, application developers can look for data in ways not expected by the interface they are building—adjusting and sometimes repairing data. This chapter covers single-table searches and entire database searches. Chapter 12 is a complement to this chapter and presents examples of searches involving multiple tables at once.

Single-table searches

This section describes the Search page where a single-table search is available. Searching in just one table is effective only in the situation where a single table regroups all the data on which we want to search. ...

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