LIII. mnoGoSearch Functions

These functions allow you to access mnoGoSearch (former UdmSearch) free search engine. In order to have these functions available, you must compile php with mnogosearch support by using the --with-mnogosearch option. If you use this option without specifying the path to mnogosearch, php will look for mnogosearch under /usr/local/mnogosearch path by default. If you installed mnogosearch at other path you should specify it: --with-mnogosearch=DIR.

mnoGoSearch is a full-featured search engine software for intranet and internet servers, distributed under the GNU license. mnoGoSearch has number of unique features, which makes it appropriate for a wide range of application from search within your site to a specialized search system such as cooking recipes or newspaper search, ftp archive search, news articles search, etc. It offers full-text indexing and searching for HTML, PDF, and text documents. mnoGoSearch consists of two parts. The first is an indexing mechanism (indexer). The purpose of indexer is to walk through HTTP, FTP, NEWS servers or local files, recursively grabbing all the documents and storing meta-data about that documents in a SQL database in a smart and effective manner. After every document is referenced by its corresponding URL, meta-data collected by indexer is used later in a search process. The search is performed via Web interface. C CGI, PHP and Perl search front ends are included.

Note: php contains built-in mysql access library, which can be used to access mysql. It is known that mnoGoSearch is not compatible with this built-in library and can work only with generic mysql libraries. Thus, if you use mnoGoSearch with mysql, during php configuration you have to indicate directory of mysql installation, that was used during mnoGoSearch configuration, i.e. for example: --with-mnogosearch --with-mysql=/usr.

You need at least 3.1.10 version of mnoGoSearch installed to use these functions.

More information about mnoGoSearch can be found at

Table of Contents
udm_add_search_limit -- Add various search limits
udm_alloc_agent -- Allocate mnoGoSearch session
udm_api_version -- Get mnoGoSearch API version.
udm_cat_path -- Get the path to the current category.
udm_cat_list -- Get all the categories on the same level with the current one.
udm_clear_search_limits -- Clear all mnoGoSearch search restrictions
udm_errno -- Get mnoGoSearch error number
udm_error -- Get mnoGoSearch error message
udm_find -- Perform search
udm_free_agent -- Free mnoGoSearch session
udm_free_ispell_data -- Free memory allocated for ispell data
udm_free_res -- Free mnoGoSearch result
udm_get_doc_count -- Get total number of documents in database.
udm_get_res_field -- Fetch mnoGoSearch result field
udm_get_res_param -- Get mnoGoSearch result parameters
udm_load_ispell_data -- Load ispell data
udm_set_agent_param -- Set mnoGoSearch agent session parameters