extend Webhelp search: Phrase, Full text

rnvrnv
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extend Webhelp search: Phrase, Full text

Post by rnvrnv » Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:15 pm

Hi all,
In webhelp we can search with words. I am looking for ways how to extend the search feature.

Fulltext search:
Would be perfect if we can do full text search. is there a way to do it? I cannot use google or other search service to index html pages. would be nice if there is a tool or jar file that can be used in Webhelp for this.

Phrase Search:
Currently we can do multiple word search but we cannot do Phrase search. how is this possible?

will really appreciate any help, hints.

regards,
rnv

bogdan_cercelaru
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Re: extend Webhelp search: Phrase, Full text

Post by bogdan_cercelaru » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:43 pm

Hello,

The actual search feature of WebHelp cannot be extended to support the full text and/or phrase capabilities.
The WebHelp search is done on the client side and needs to load the entire indexed content. To support full text and/or phrase features, the indexed content will be significantly increased which means a lot of data transfer between client and server.
The required features are more suitable for a server side search engine.

Regards,
Bogdan
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rnvrnv
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Re: extend Webhelp search: Phrase, Full text

Post by rnvrnv » Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:59 pm

Thank you for your response.

Any idea how to add server side full text search functionality? will appreciate any recommendations.

my idea is to use available indexer tool that will create index files and extend webhelp search script so that search accesses created index file to generate result.

rnvrnv
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Re: extend Webhelp search: Phrase, Full text

Post by rnvrnv » Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:30 pm

Hi all,
In webhelp we can search with words. I am looking for ways how to extend the search feature.

Fulltext search:
Would be perfect if we can do full text search. is there a way to do it? I cannot use google or other search service to index html pages. would be nice if there is a tool or jar file that can be used in Webhelp for this.

Phrase Search:
Currently we can do multiple word search but we cannot do Phrase search. how is this possible?

will really appreciate any help, hints.

regards,
rnv

bogdan_cercelaru
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Re: extend Webhelp search: Phrase, Full text

Post by bogdan_cercelaru » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:54 am

Hello,

You can try to use the Apache Solr platform that probably will meet all your requirements.
You will need a customization to use this instead of the built-in search.

Please note that this customization is not officially supported by us, so it won't be subject of future support.

Regards,
Bogdan
Bogdan Cercelaru
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger
http://www.oxygenxml.com

rnvrnv
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Re: extend Webhelp search: Phrase, Full text

Post by rnvrnv » Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:32 pm

hi Bogdan,

thank you for your response regarding Apache Solr platform.

do you know if Solr can be used to create index and be used in webhelp for search? or it should be installed in the Webserver to index html files in general and webhelp search feature should be updated to access Solr search index and search feature?

will appreciate your note.

regards,
rnvrnv

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Re: extend Webhelp search: Phrase, Full text

Post by bogdan_cercelaru » Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:30 pm

Hi,

It should be installed in Webserver to index HTML files and you need a WebHelp customization to access Solr search feature.

Please note that this customization is not officially supported by us, so it won't be subject of future support.

Regards,
Bogdan
Bogdan Cercelaru
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger
http://www.oxygenxml.com

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