How to Create a Searchable Database Using MySQL & PHP


In this tutorial, we will show how you can create a search box for searching a MySQL database and then using PHP to send back matching queries for the search term we entered.

Type a query below in the search box to test out how this works.

The search database has the keywords 'car', 'helicopter', 'truck', 'lego', 'train', 'puzzle'. Search the box for any of these keywords and see the products which appear.

Say, if you are searching the database below of various toys, so you look for the keyword 'car'. Only the selections of toy items that contain the word, 'car' will appear as output.

This is how a search box works for a database table.

Below is a table of list of toys for kids:


Search Toy Database below: