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Re: [sfror] Amateur assistance

From: Chad A.
Sent on: Tuesday, February 28, 2012 9:24 PM

Thanks for your interest in SF Rails Tendi. As inferred by the previous response, there are certainly "Rails ways" to handling search, but it may be more useful to pursue a more basic MySQL forum / Google search on joins as a starting point. If your needs become more clear, dig more into solr or sunspot.

Also look out for the next meetup in March. Hope you can join us! There are plenty of smart folks willing to lend a hand.

Chad




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On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 8:51 PM, Russell Whitaker <[address removed]> wrote:
On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 6:02 PM, Tendekai Muchenje
<[address removed]> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I am looking for help in using Ruby and any search architecture( Solr,
> Elasticsearch etc) to search my MySQL database and return data in 3
> categories from 3 different columns on the results page.
>
> Example:
> If someone searches "Verizon Iphone", i want it to return results from my
> "Sales" table in one section, my "Support" table in another section and my
> "Self-Help" table in another section.
>

What's your technology stack already? If you have a MySQL database
with at least those 3 tables you mention, and you want to aggregate records from
them, why don't you first start by hand-rolling a SQL query
implementing a multi-way join from
those tables? It's not entirely clear from your question whether
you're asking for something
like that, or if you have an ORM over your db and you're looking at
programmatic guidance
in Rails. This is a Ruby on Rails meetup group discussion list.

Your membership info for the group indicates you just joined the group
today. Did you take
a few minutes and peruse the list archives before posting?

> Thanks, looking forward to some assistance.
>

Are you trying to implement the promise of this?
http://www.helpr.me/home/

If so, would it be more appropriate to say you're soliciting unpaid
help for your
new venture? "We are looking for rockstar engineers, developers, UI
designers..."
Search the list archives for arch commentary on the use of the
adjective "rockstar"
as applied to programmers.

R

PS - please consider implementing whois protection on your site's
GoDaddy-managed
domain name.

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