Using metadata to search WebHelp content

rdelong
Posts: 62

Using metadata to search WebHelp content

Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:58 pm

We are using WebHelp Responsive to produce output, but now we want to support multiple product lines. I'm not sure how to support this requirement in WebHelp. I'd like to use metadata in our DITA sources to identify topics that are applicable to a particular product or audience. Can WebHelp search be used to specify such metadata properties, or do I need to look into a third-party tool, such as ElasticSearch?
Costin
Posts: 402

Re: Using metadata to search WebHelp content

Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:06 pm

Hi rdelong,

Unfortunately, as in the last WebHelp implementation, this is not possible.
However, we do have an improvement request to implement faceted search support in WebHelp logged in our internal issues/improvements tracking system. The development team will investigate this to find a possible implementation that would be included in a future oXygen version.

I just added your vote for it and we will update this thread when/if this functionality will get implemented.

Regards,
Costin
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