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Grouping orWhere elements in Zend Framework Zend_Db_select

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Practicly each time I am working with Zend_Db_Select (with Table or without it) I am searching for how easy to group orWhere elements.

After lot’s of searching and try and error’s I have come to this code:

if (false !== $this->_customSearchKeyword) {

$searchFields = array(‘p.photo_name’, ‘p.photo_desc’);

$keywordWhere = array();

if (!empty($searchFields)) {

foreach ($searchFields as $searchField) {

$searchField = $db0->quoteIdentifier($searchField);
$keywordWhere[] = ‘(‘ . $db0->quoteInto(“$searchField = ?”,

$this->_customSearchKeyword) . ‘)’;

$select->where( implode(‘ OR ‘, $keywordWhere) );



I hope that would be of some help to somebody 🙂 more then me I mean


Written by Alex (Shurf) Frenkel

May 13, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Get Microsoft Sql table list form PHP

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One of the things I lost time today was how to get the list of table from Ms SQL server from PHP on Unix (Ubuntu).

I will write another post how to connect to it later, but currently what I have found is that MsSQL does not have “SHOW TABLES” command like MySQL do.

In order to get the list of table we need to send:
select name from sysobjects where xtype = ‘U’

This way we would get all of the user tables in our database.

Written by Alex (Shurf) Frenkel

May 12, 2010 at 2:20 pm

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