Searching - weird behavior with certain letters


#1

I could be going about this all wrong but here goes.

I’m using a form to search my posts

The controller has:
def searchresults
search_term = params[‘search’]
@posts_search = Post.find(:all, :conditions => [“title LIKE ?”,
“%#{search_term}%”])
end

And in the view I have this:
<% form_tag :action => ‘searchresults’ do %>
<%= text_field_tag :search %>
<%= submit_tag “Search” %>
<% end %>

Most terms, even single letters return the expected results. However,
it seems that whenever the search term contains the letters F or C, no
results are returned. There may be other letters that do the same,
but these are the only ones I’ve found so far. Any ideas to why this
is happening, or how can be fixed?

Many thanks in advance.
-Mike


#2

What does the resulting SQL look like in your log?


#3

I am so dumb…
Of course, if there are now titles with the letter C there are no
results.

I forgot to change :conditions => [“title LIKE ?”, “%#{search_term}
%”])
to>
:conditions => [“post_body LIKE ? OR title LIKE ?”, “%#{search_term}
%”, “%#{search_term}%”]

Sometimes the answer is too obvious.