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Adding a new Content Type to Search

by Teodor Georgiev

With the release of 4.2 there are a lot of changes related to the Publishing System and the Search. They were focused mainly on the extensibility. Actually the search relies on the publishing system to process the data. There are inbound pipes which are responsible for pushing the data into the search pipe and then the search pipe is writing data in the Lucene search index. So how can you extend the search to support more types?  If  the type inherits/implements  Content  or IContent then you can add it using the built in content pipe like this :

var pipeSettings = (SitefinityContentPipeSettings)PublishingSystemFactory.GetPipeSettings(ContentInboundPipe.PipeName);
       pipeSettings.ContentTypeName = typeof(ListItem).FullName;
       pipeSettings.MaxItems = 0;
       PublishingSystemFactory.RegisterTemplatePipe("SearchItemTemplate", pipeSettings);

(This example registers a list  item type in the search template. )

 

This code actually adds another pipe in the default search index template. When you create a search index the new pipe will show up.

You can also implement a custom pipe and then add it like this to the search template.

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  1. Anton Sep 09, 2011
    My custom module has several content types and I would like to combine all them in the one search index. I can suppose that I have to create two pipes and add them to one search index. But just in case, I would like to know, is there a way to combine in one pipe multiple content items type?

    Thanks
  2. Tedor Georgiev Sep 14, 2011
    Yes you are right you have to configure one pipe for every content type that you want to go in the search index and after that you have to modify / create a search index.
  3. Tedor Georgiev Sep 14, 2011
    Yes you are right you have to configure one pipe for every content type that you want to go in the search index and after that you have to modify / create a search index.

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