I am trying pagination for a database-database search engine - this was the query
$sql = "select id, name from student_adv WHERE name LIKE '%$search%' order by id limit $startIndex, $perPage";
and it worked fine when i had
$search = John
The problem starts when i put $search = John Lennon
I modify my query to
$sql = "select id, name from student_adv WHERE name LIKE '%$search%' or name like '%$w1%' or name like '%$w2%' limit $startIndex, $perPage";
$search = John Lennon
But, the result shows the presence in an order which is random, i.e. Lennon is in the result-set array before John Lennon or John,
But, I want the result set array to have John Lennon coming before John & John before Lennon..
So John Lennon Results come first then John and the Lennon
How do I do this??