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Re: [richo] MultiSearch

By Dave - May 28, 2008

Hi John,

You should be able to put the search form on any page you like with some code like this:

<form method="GET" action="/dlg/cart/mp3List.php" >
<input type="text" name="q" value="" size="50">
<input type="submit" name="" value="Search">

Will that do what you need? Let me know what else is missing.
Dave Edis - Senior Developer

By richo - May 28, 2008

Thanks Dave but it's the way the results are displayed. I want them to display like the list of MP3s at the bottom of the page. That's what I can't get it to do. At the moment it gives a list of links to the details page as individual songs. I want a list as per the bottom of the page showing title, category, duration, key, etc

Many thanks


Re: [richo] MultiSearch

By Dave - May 29, 2008


I understand. You're not going to be able to use multisearch for that. You can use a regular search for as per the docs here:

Multisearch is for when you want to search multiple sections that have different fields. Do you have multiple sections with MP3s or just one?

If you like you can email me CMS and FTP login details to (email don't post login details in forum) and I can take a look and give you some suggestions on the best setup.

Hope that help! :)
Dave Edis - Senior Developer

By richo - May 30, 2008

Thanks for that - I have some reading to do!

Just a little extra - I want to upload files upto 8MB in size but get an error - to change the php.ini

In cmsadmin i have changed the section editor to allow unlimited upload size. Got any suggestions.



Re: [richo] MultiSearch

By Dave - May 30, 2008

Sometimes you can override those with an .htaccess file. But the easiest is just to ask your host.

You can see your current PHP settings under Admin > General > PHP Info (at the bottom of the page).

The settings you want to check are:


Usually just asking your host is the simplest though.

Hope that helps.
Dave Edis - Senior Developer

By sev - December 18, 2008

hi guys
im enjoying learning what i can do with cmsb [;)]
hopefully a quick question for you...

can this multisearch be used in conjunction with the seo friendly urls option "filename fields" in viewer urls of admin > section editors?

i have the sitewide search multisearch.php working great but would ideally like the links to mirror what i have set up in the categories using the record title in the link eg

also not just on the multisearch but on all links is there a way to remove the record number from the end and just refer to the record title?
or is the number needed somewhere? [crazy]

thanks very much for your support

Re: [sev] MultiSearch

By Dave - December 18, 2008

Hi sev,

No, unfortunately multisearch doesn't support SEO urls or extra values in the url such as: my-title-6.

For all links, the number is what's used to look up the record. So you can remove it but then you need to use something else to look up the value. You could do something like this:


Or as a where option in the code:

'where' => " title = 'About' ",

Hope that helps!
Dave Edis - Senior Developer

By Djulia - March 24, 2009

Hi Dave,

searchMultipleTables does not seem to work with fieldname_min or fieldname_min.

You confirm ?

Thanks for your answer.


Re: [Djulia] MultiSearch

By Dave - March 24, 2009

Hi Djulia,

No, unfortunately it won't. It's because it generalizes all the fields from multiple tables and only provides basic keyword search features.
Dave Edis - Senior Developer