search filter in cake 1.3

chris69m's Avatar


04 Mar, 2013 11:27 PM

hi guys,... can anyone help please,... I'm using cake 1.3
how can I filter search results by user firstname

this is my form input:

<?php echo $this->Form->create('User', array('action' => 'search')); ?>
<?php echo $this->Form->text('find', array('style' => 'width: 60px')) ?>&nbsp;
<?php echo $this->Form->end(__('Search', true)); ?>

and this is my users_controller.php

function search() {

$this->User->recursive = 0;
$params = $this->params['url']; 

            if (!array_key_exists("find", $params)) { 

                    $this->set('users', $this->paginate()); 
$this->set('users', $this->paginate(array("User.firstname LIKE '{$params['find']}%'"))); 


thanks in advance

  1. 1 Posted by Nicole on 04 Mar, 2013 11:51 PM

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    Chris -

    You need to submit this to This is the support forum for Lighthouse proper.


  2. Nicole closed this discussion on 04 Mar, 2013 11:51 PM.

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