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Portal Properties: Search - Query Options

Here you set the criteria for the portal-wide search. Searching through the entire portal is enabled by the additional control Search in the Design module. Users enter their search terms to this control. All applications in which the portal-wide search is active will be searched through in this way. Results will be output in the portal-wide search in the form of links and will then lead to the relevant application when they are clicked.

Allow leading wildcards

If you activate the Allow leading wildcards setting here, placeholders (such as * or ??) that a user enters at the beginning of the search term into the search field will be accepted. The search will then be performed accordingly.

If leading wildwards are used when searching, they may lead to a very high system load while searching, as the search engine will no longer be able to use the index effectively.

Save neighborhood information

With the setting to Save neighborhood information, neighboring terms will be added to the search engine index. In this way, a search for neighboring expressions can be performed efficiently.

Such a search can be formulated as follows: following the search expression, the user enters the tilde symbol (“~“), followed by the number of words that are permitted to separate the two words in the search expression. Thus, for example, "pickup tomorrow“~5 would then only return results if the words "pickup“ and "tomorrow“ are separated by no more than five words.

Based on this information, neighboring queries can be accomplished efficiently. This setting leads to an increased index.

Highlight database hit text

With the setting to Highlight database hit text, results from data records will be optically highlighted.

This setting leads to an increased system load while searching, as the index contents must be read and interpreted.

Style of file hit display

With Style of file hit display, you will define whether hits in files will show No summary (only title, file name and path), or the Document summary (additional information entered to the document properties). The selection of Highlight hits in document text has the effect of optically highlighting hits in the text of the document.

If here the option is selected to highlight hits in the document text, this will lead to both greater system loads during the query, as well as to an increased index, as the file contents must then be located in the index.

Standard operator

In Standard operator, you will define how the individual words will be linked in the search term. With and, a search term like “house red” will only return hits if both terms are found in the field contents or in a file. With or, both data records and files will be shown that contain either the word “house” or the word “red”.

Search term suggestions

In the Search term suggestions, you can set that when entering text to the search field, a list with already existing search terms will be shown, from which a user can select an appropriate search term and apply it to the search field. This list can stem from the Index or from User entries, which the user has already used for earlier searches.

With the setting to show suggestions in global search too the list of search terms will also be shown when using the portal wide global search.

Maximum hits

Under Maximum hits, you can restrict the number of hits per search.

Query Parser

Select the desired Query Parser: Lucene flexible standard or Lucene classic.