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Introduction: - Ajax Live Search is a PHP search box that displays search results similar to Facebook search feature. For example if you type any alphabet in search box, it will extract the result from whole application and will show the suggestions below text box in the form of list. And you can directly go to the page by selecting any option from list.
How this is helpful: - Almost every web application uses search functionality. But the drawback of the normal search is , some times we enter some text in textbox and hit search button then we  get message “no result found”.
This Live Search rectifies the limitation of the normal search . It shows the result as suggestions while typing in below fashion . By following the instructions you will see the following
(also you can download this file and run it from wamp directly
Where it can be used: - You can use this search for your category , product , listing, keywords search etc.
Now follow the below steps to get the task done
Step1: Create a file Index.php in any text editor (Dreamweaver, notepad etc.) and put the following code in the file.
function showResult(str) {
  if (str.length==0) {
  if (window.XMLHttpRequest) {
    // code for IE7+, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari
    xmlhttp=new XMLHttpRequest();
  } else {  // code for IE6, IE5
    xmlhttp=new ActiveXObject("Microsoft.XMLHTTP");
  xmlhttp.onreadystatechange=function() {
    if (xmlhttp.readyState==4 && xmlhttp.status==200) {
      document.getElementById("livesearch").style.border="1px solid #A5ACB2";
<input type="text" size="30" onkeyup="showResult(this.value)">
<div id="livesearch"></div>
$xmlDoc=new DOMDocument();
//get the q parameter from URL
//lookup all links from the xml file if length of q>0
if (strlen($q)>0) {
  for($i=0; $i<($x->length); $i++) {
    if ($y->item(0)->nodeType==1) {
      //find a link matching the search text
      if (stristr($y->item(0)->childNodes->item(0)->nodeValue,$q)) {
        if ($hint=="") {
          $hint="<a href='" .
          $z->item(0)->childNodes->item(0)->nodeValue ."' target='_blank'>" .$y->item(0)->childNodes->item(0)->nodeValue . "</a>";
        } else {
          $hint=$hint . "<br /><a href='" .$z->item(0)->childNodes->item(0)->nodeValue ."' target='_blank'>" .$y->item(0)->childNodes->item(0)->nodeValue . "</a>";
// Set output to "no suggestion" if no hint was found
// or to the correct values
if ($hint=="") {
  $response="no suggestion";
} else {
//output the response
echo $response;
Step3: Create a file links.xml  in any text editor (Dreamweaver, notepad etc.) and put the following code in the file.
link.php:- all the links and title include in this file.
<title>HTML a tag</title>
<title>HTML br tag</title>
<title>CSS background Property</title>
<title>CSS border Property</title>
<title>JavaScript Date Object</title>
<title>JavaScript Array Object</title>
Please write us if you have any issues or suggestions about functionality.
Ravi Kumawat

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