I have a query like:

$query = db_query("
    SELECT *, MATCH(field1,field2) AGAINST ('$s' IN BOOLEAN MODE) AS Relevance 
    FROM {my_table} 
    ORDER BY Relevance DESC, created DESC

That is working well with db_query.
How can i use same query with db_select function for drupal 7?

1 Answer 1


Adding an expression should work:

 $query = db_select('foo');
 $expression = 'MATCH(field1,field2) AGAINST (:search IN BOOLEAN MODE)';
 $query->addExpression($expression, 'Relevance', [':search' => '$s']);

See SelectQuery::addExpression for more info.


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