Ok - I see. You're braver than I am. I remember trying out Joomla and Drupal a few years ago. I found it stressful to produce what I wanted to in a clean way. Everything I did felt like a hack or a trick. Nadeem Hosenbokus (230) 766 9169 www.nadeemh.com -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Bob Meetin Sent: 13 September 2012 17:56 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] searching and JSON On 09/13/2012 02:48 AM, Nadeem Hosenbokus wrote: > I'm curious now - what exactly is the application/site? How did you end up > with JSON data in your database without other columns to flag whatever > parameters you need to search by? Wouldn't the JSON in the table be just for > retrieval? > I work primarily with Joomla. One of its more popular extensions is K2, an advanced content managing system. It offers extraordinary versatility in storing data, the ability to add customized extra fields for storing specific data types, for data entry. With that comes display but in a very regular, tightly controlled format. Therein lay the problem. To create a custom page view you need to create the queries and markup. It's been a good little learning experience. I'm still learning the versatility of K2, so not sure of the answers to your questions. -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !