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  1. mexner
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    Has the control that provides the ability to search the site disappeared?  Or is their a new way to offer users to search the site?
  2. Rebecca
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    Hello Chris,

    If you are asking about the equivalent of the search module shipped with version 2.71, the answer is yes, it is gone.

    We are currently working on a search engine that will be database independent and will also allow indexing external pages and documents. We still cannot commit to a strict time frame as to when exactly it will be available.

    Greetings,
    Rebecca
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  3. bnye
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    I'm looking forward to it. With some community support we could see some pretty amazing things with Sitefinity 3x.
  4. Ben Alexandra
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    Has anyone written a simple user control for searching content on pages?  If I were to write something, which tables/fields would I want to search through?  Even just searching the generic content on main pages would be a good start and be pretty easy, i think

    Ben
  5. Vassil Daskalov
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    Hello Ben Alexandra,

    The table which contains the generic content module's information is sf_CmsTextContent. The table for the pages and the link table between a page and control are respectively sf_CmsPageContent and sf_CmsCtrlLinks.

    Perhaps you could provide the community with some code if you came up with something though there will be a search module in September with much improved functionality which would even index external pages.

    All the best,
    Vassil Daskalov
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  6. Charles
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    Can you provide any insight into how the upcoming site search function will work?  Is there a chance that we can get a beta copy of this feature.  It is pretty critical to our upcoming site roll-out.  We are currently developing content for our site using version 3.0.  Will the control search through the meta tags or will it search through the different content types as well?  What about documents in the document library?  Any insight would be appreciated.
  7. Vlad
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    Hi Charles,

    Search module is a module used in the Services section.

    It’s composed of several search indexing clients. Indexing Clients provide Urls to Indexing Services to index them.

    Indexing Clients (such as “Blogs, News, Pages, etc...) are classes which implement the IIndexingClient interface. The most important members are:
    - the event “Index”  which is fired along with new Urls to index (say new news item added, new blog created , etc…) 
    - the GetUrlToIndex property which contains all the Urls provided by this search client (say all blog links).

    Indexing Services are services that take the Urls from the IndexingClient and do the real indexing. Currently, we have only one indexing service which uses Lucene.net engine.

    The last part is the Indexing Service Instances. These are the ones you can see in the Admin screen. Basically the user creates a new index (this means indexing service instance but i'll use just index in short for simplicity), adds some details about it (name, description, search patterns) then chooses which indexing clients will be used to “feed” this service with Urls to index.

    Index can have multiple indexing clients; index can even have multiple indexing clients instances of the same type (say 2 blogs clients but with different settings).

    That’s for the admin part. For the public part we have 2 components:

    1. Search box which contains the textbox & search button. 
        It has 2 major properties : 
            a. SearchResultsUrl: Url of the page contains or would contain the results control.
            b. IndexingService: name of the index to search within

    2. Search Results control: the control that does the actual searching & displaying of the results.


    Since the 'Services' is a new implementation for Sitefinity 3.1, the Search Module won't work with version 3.0. The Beta of this module will be available in Sitefinity 3.1 Beta.


    Hope this is helpful.

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    Vlad
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  8. bnye
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    When the indexing clients are submitted are they stored in the Sitefinity database for access by the indexing service or are they stored in a sperate indexing service file? If they are in Sitefinity tables will there be an object available to access all the Indexing client urls?

    Sincerely,

    Ben
  9. Vlad
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    Hello Ben,

    All data related to the Indexing Services and Services Clients are stored in the Sitefinity database. But the actual indexed URLs could be in a separate database. Currently we have only one indexing service, which uses Lucene.net engine. Lucene.net stores its indexes in the file system, e.g. ~/App_Data/Search.

    Could you please tell us the reason why you are asking this question? The search module is currently in development, so we may consider your requirements for it.

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    Vlad
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  10. bnye
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    Just curious if we could use the indexed urls to improve upon the sitemaps.org idea.
  11. Ben Alexandra
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    Hi,

    I, and I'm sure many others, would love to see at least a basic search released with the next release (is this still planned for Sept.?).  Even if it doesn't search all the external sites or have tons of features, just being able to search certain words and get back a list of the pages that have those words on them, would be great.  It could be something that you expand moving forward, but at least having something simple would be great.

    Thanks

    Ben

  12. Vlad
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    Hi,

    The release is still planned for september (the second half). You are right Ben, the search module will be included even if it has only a basic search functionality.

    Sincerely yours,
    Vlad
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  13. mexner
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    that is good news...thanks for all the hard work!
  14. Niki
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    When we can expect the new version in September?

    Best:
    Nikolay Raychev
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  15. Yasen
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    Hi Niki,

    We are planning to release a beta version this week and the official release is expected on 28.09, though a delay of  a few days is quite possible.

    All the best,
    Yasen
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