Advanced Portal Search
  • Updated on 25 Jul 2017
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This tutorial demonstrates advanced searching techniques in Decisions Portal . These search optimizations are introduced in Decision 4.1 . Because this search enhancement is implemented using Full-Text Search in SQL Server , this feature has to be activated.
To activate Full-Text Search feature we need to run SQL Server Advanced installer.
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In the Installation Type window we select***‘Add features to an existing instance of SQL Server’*** and click Next .
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Then, in Feature Selection window we locate and select ‘Full-Text and Semantic Extractions for Search’ underInstance Features > Database Engine Services , and click Next .
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Next, proceed through the installation window…
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After successful installation and system reboot we can confirm that Decisions is using advanced search. In the Portal we navigate to System Folder . Right-click on System Folder and use Get Full Text Search Status action.
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Full Text Search information window pops up and should inform us the feature is Active .
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Next, we are going to demonstrate some advantages of this feature…
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By default, search engine tries to find entities by the matching phrase.
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We can use***‘-or’*** keyword to force search engine to find instances matching first OR second phrase.
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‘-any’ keyword works similar to ‘-or’ keyword.
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Also, we can use ‘search:name’ keyword to lookup matching phrase only in entity name…
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Or, we can use***‘search:description’*** keyword to search for the entities with matching phrase in description.
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With***‘type:’*** keyword we can search for the entities of desired Decisions Type if we define Short Type Name after colon. For example, we can search for ‘type:rule’ and get only matching Rules
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