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Databases for REAL

SQL Texting

Full Text Queries with SQLite

Issue: 8.5 (July/August 2010)
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RBD Number: 8510
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One of the optional modules of SQLite is full text searching. Big deal, you say. Any database has full text searching. Just do "SELECT column FROM table WHERE column LIKE '%value%';" and you'll search the full text.

True, but this is not what we actually call a full text search and it doesn't always work the way you want it to. Let's look at this in more detail.

What is Full Text Search?

Although an SQL query using LIKE can search your text columns, it's not really a full text search. Think of a full text search as more like the results you get when you search with Google; there is some intelligence behind it.

Let's look at a few examples with a sample table:


INSERT INTO Book (Title) VALUES ('Ramblings on REALbasic');

INSERT INTO Book (Title) VALUES ('The Real Easy Way to Cook');

INSERT INTO Book (Title) VALUES ('Bling: The Story of Excess');

This query searches for 'real' using LIKE:

SELECT Title FROM Book WHERE Title LIKE '%real%';

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