How to Search data in a table

<form action=”search.php” method=”GET”>
<input type=”text” name=”query” />
<input type=”submit” value=”Search” />

$query = $_GET[‘query’];
$min_length = 3;

if(strlen($query) >= $min_length){
$query = htmlspecialchars($query);
$query = mysql_real_escape_string($query);
$raw_results = mysql_query(“SELECT * FROM articles
WHERE (`title` LIKE ‘%”.$query.”%’) OR (`text` LIKE ‘%”.$query.”%’)”) or die(mysql_error());
if(mysql_num_rows($raw_results) > 0){ // if one or more rows are returned do following

while($results = mysql_fetch_array($raw_results)){

echo “<p><h3>”.$results[‘title’].”</h3>”.$results[‘text’].”</p>”;


echo “No results”;

echo “Minimum length is “.$min_length;


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