Hi All,

This has been discussed a bit before, but I am trying to write a search/SELECT query for a database query. I am using full-text for this (php and mysql).

I have a number of input boxes that I am trying to combine into one select statement, but it is not working. The issue is that not all inputs will need to be filled in and my form includes a date range search option.

Here is the html form I am using - I have a number of drop-downs but these aren't causing any problems:

HTML Code:
<input type="text">

<select name="drop1">
		<option value="A">A</option>
		<option value="B">B</option>
		<option value="C">B</option>
<select name="operator">
		<option value="and">and</option>
		<option value="or">or</option>
		<option value="not">not</option>
<input type="text">
<select name="drop2">
		<option value="A">A</option>
		<option value="B">B</option>
		<option value="C">C</option>

//select year
from:<input type="text"> to:<input type="text">
So far my SELECT query works but it does not work if I use only one keyword. Also, I do not know how to make a date range query.
Here it is:

"SELECT * FROM table_name WHERE MATCH(column_name) AGAINST('keyword1*' IN BOOLEAN MODE)
AND MATCH(column_name) AGAINST('keyword2*' IN BOOLEAN MODE)");
My question: can you point me in the right direction or refer me to readings for this? Do I need to you an 'else' somewhere in here?

Thanks in advance!