We are working on site like shaadi.com and we want to implement search hook for profile. We used custom multi step form( Not CCK) and we have around 130 fields in profile section. Search form should have 2 to 15 fields. e.g.
1) search for "Country"
2) Age between 20 to 25
3)Mother Tongue etc
If I understand correctly drupal search uses two tables a)search_dataset and b)search_index
So we can't use date between or other conditions like we do in non drupal search.
I have not implemented views hook for our custom multistep form yet.
Please guide me what's best ways to achieve the extensive search