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Do we need to filter the search result data?

Chih-Wei Lee
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Joined: Feb 20, 2008
Posts: 129
I am confused on the instruction about search function.
Here is description in instruction:

UI:
It must allow the user to search the data for all records, or for records where the name and/or location fields exactly match values specified by the user.

DB:
Returns an array of record numbers that match the specified
criteria. Field n in the database file is described by
criteria[n]. A null value in criteria[n] matches any field
value. A non-null value in criteria[n] matches any field
value that begins with criteria[n]. (For example, "Fred"
matches "Fred" or "Freddy".)

Does this mean I need to filter the search result data?
For example, user enter "Fred: on UI, find() method will reture any record begin with "Fred" (includes "Freddy").
But we need to filter those record which are not exactly "Fred", like "Freddy".
And only show the record "Fred" to user.

Is this correct?

Thanks for response.

Lee


SCEA, SCJD, SCDJWS, SCWCD, SCJP
mohamed sulibi
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Joined: Sep 04, 2005
Posts: 169
hiz;

yes it is ok, but now the question is where you filter the result ? in the server side or in the client side ? document your decision carefully

regards.
Mohamed darim.
 
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