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Bug #9301 Having an array and other variables as parameters to a fonction
Submitted: 2001-02-16 10:52 UTC Modified: 2001-02-18 16:27 UTC
From: jean-philippe dot leveille at courrier dot usherb dot c Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Arrays related
PHP Version: 4.0.4pl1 OS: Windows ME
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2001-02-16 10:52 UTC] jean-philippe dot leveille at courrier dot usherb dot c

function search_query($mot_recherche, $champs_de_recherche, $mot_complet = "") {
  if (empty($mot_complet)) $nouveau_mot_recherche = split
    (" ",$mot_recherche);
  else $nouveau_mot_recherche = $mot_recherche;
  $m = "";
  for($i=0; $i<count($nouveau_mot_recherche); $i++) {
    for ($j = 0; $j<count($champs_de_recherche); $j++) {
      $m .= $champs_de_recherche[$j]."
            LIKE '%".$nouveau_mot_recherche[$i]."%'";
      if ($j == (count($champs_de_recherche)-1)) {
        if ($i<(count($nouveau_mot_recherche)-1)) $m .= " 
           OR ";
      else $m .= " OR ";
  return $m;

This fonction return a part of a MySQL query where I can search for any word of a sentence (contained in $mot_recherche which is copied to $nouveau_mot_recherche depending the value of $mot_complet. $mot_complet means (it is in french, sorry folks!) that if it is not empty, I want to search for the complete sentence in my DB.) I placed $mot_complet at the end of my argument so I don't always have to specify it. Fact is that $champs_de_recherche (which means field_of_search) that contains every field names I want to search in have an additionnal value that is $mot_complet. Imagine: if mot_complet equal "true", which means I want to search for a complete sentence in my DB, I'll have to search in every fields listed in $champs_de_recherche AND in the field name by the value of $mot_complet (where it is now "true"). So it will give me:

field LIKE '%$nouveau_mot_recherche%' OR... true LIKE '%nouveau_mot_recherche%'...

Understand what is the problem? I don't know if it is a real bug or if it's my code that is wrong. But having an array as a parameter in a fonction is useful and having additionnal values in this array that are every parameters declared after this array is abnormal.

I've search for a solution the documentation and it seems that there is no topic about this.

Anyway, I'm trying to modify my code so it will be working fine...


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