In this chapter, you learn how to use MariaDB’s full-text searching capabilities to perform sophisticated data querying and selection.
As explained in Chapter 21, “Creating and Manipulating Tables,” MariaDB supports the use of several underlying database engines. The MariaDB ARIA engine supports full-text searching, and all the
crashcourse tables were created to use the ARIA engine (by specifying
ENGINE=Aria) in the
CREATE TABLE statements in
create.sql. Keep this in mind, if you need full-text searching functionality in your applications; you need to use an engine that supports this capability.