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Creating Complex Search Feature for Dating Site RRS feed

  • Question

  • I would like to create a script that is able to perform functions found on dating site, that is asp driven, and can execute a search from a series  of dropdown menus selections/keywords.  I have found this tutorial http://expression.microsoft.com/en-us/dd571513, what I would like to emulate is the search found on pof (of course not blatently copying entirely) but utilizing many of the same fields as its way to search for results.

    the url can be found on http://www.pof.com/basicsearch.aspx

    It appears the search utilizes javascript as well for the zip code.

    I have followed the tutorial and was able to create a search.aspx page however, I am confused as how to achieve the multi string, and creating the tables in access.

    Am I headed in the right direction, tips on which direction to go would be most appreciated.

    Tuesday, November 8, 2011 9:54 PM

Answers

  • Tutorial number 7 shows you how to do a search using a couple of drop-down lists using asp.net

    http://www.homepagedoctor.com/Tutorials.aspx

    That will show you the basic way to use them. Your referenced page uses many more but the idea is the same.



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    • Edited by ClarkNK Tuesday, November 8, 2011 10:53 PM
    • Marked as answer by MikeS2C Wednesday, November 9, 2011 4:55 PM
    Tuesday, November 8, 2011 10:51 PM
  • You said you wanted help in creating a search function like on POF. That's what Clark linked you to. Did you not consider that the 7 it might have been a typo? That he might have meant one of the other 12 topics? Like maybe #4--Database results from drop-down lists? Did you look over all the topics?

     


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    • Marked as answer by MikeS2C Wednesday, November 9, 2011 4:55 PM
    Wednesday, November 9, 2011 12:01 AM

All replies

  • I'd suggest that you ask your question on an asp.net group since the type of searchyou are asking about is better done against a database and server side.
    Free Expression Web Tutorials
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    Tuesday, November 8, 2011 10:14 PM
  • Tutorial number 7 shows you how to do a search using a couple of drop-down lists using asp.net

    http://www.homepagedoctor.com/Tutorials.aspx

    That will show you the basic way to use them. Your referenced page uses many more but the idea is the same.



    ClarkNK, A.K.A. HomePage Doctor
    HomePageDoctor.com -- Expression Web database tutorials
    Ownertrades.com -- Created with FP, Access, Bots and Wizards
    LawOfAllTheLand.org -- Created with Expression, VWDExress, SQL Express, and ASP.NET.
    Arvixe -- My favored web host
    • Edited by ClarkNK Tuesday, November 8, 2011 10:53 PM
    • Marked as answer by MikeS2C Wednesday, November 9, 2011 4:55 PM
    Tuesday, November 8, 2011 10:51 PM
  • Hi Clark,

    When going to this page, and clicking on link 7 I am taken here, as there is no tutorial, but a contact form generator.

     

    http://www.ctrfx.com/form/

     

    The results are to be displayed on an html page, not sent to an email, I'm confused as why you would suggest this page?

    Tuesday, November 8, 2011 11:32 PM
  • You said you wanted help in creating a search function like on POF. That's what Clark linked you to. Did you not consider that the 7 it might have been a typo? That he might have meant one of the other 12 topics? Like maybe #4--Database results from drop-down lists? Did you look over all the topics?

     


    The Dalai Lama walks into a pizza shop and asks the guy behind the counter, "Can you make me one with everything?"
    • Marked as answer by MikeS2C Wednesday, November 9, 2011 4:55 PM
    Wednesday, November 9, 2011 12:01 AM
  • Ummm --- yeah!



    ClarkNK, A.K.A. HomePage Doctor
    HomePageDoctor.com -- Expression Web database tutorials
    Ownertrades.com -- Created with FP, Access, Bots and Wizards
    LawOfAllTheLand.org -- Created with Expression, VWDExress, SQL Express, and ASP.NET.
    Arvixe -- My favored web host
    Wednesday, November 9, 2011 1:21 AM
  • Yes I did look at the other ones - I am very new to coding and am not familiar with the terminology, I was not questioning his expertise nor negating the possibility of a typo, I simply seeking the correct information which is why I am here to learn.
    Wednesday, November 9, 2011 4:13 AM
  • Thank You Clark and Bill. This certainly is a great community.
    Wednesday, November 9, 2011 4:55 PM
  • FWIW, creating a search requires programming and to do that you have to learn not only terminology but how fundamentals not just copy/paste. Even to change parameters or make a database connectionyou need to have some understanding of code and connections. I'd strongly suggest that instead of jumping in to create a search as  your first project you spend some time with the beginner's resouces at http:/asp.net and other places.

     


    Free Expression Web Tutorials
    For an Expression Web forum with without the posting issues try expressionwebforum.com
    Wednesday, November 9, 2011 5:18 PM