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Using metadata to search WebHelp content

Posted: Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:58 pm
by rdelong
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?

Re: Using metadata to search WebHelp content

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:06 pm
by Costin
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.


Re: Using metadata to search WebHelp content

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:26 am
by schelmenzunft
Any progress on this topic? Any workaround available? Thx.