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MOSS Explained: An Information Worker’s Deep Dive into Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Server 2007 by John Ross, Nicola Young

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Integrating BDC Search

One of the best pieces of functionality gained when using the BDC is the ability to search on the items in the application. This is a big gain for your users. It’s difficult for nontechnical users to remember which application to access to locate which content. It’s also difficult to understand why the products can’t be integrated. Integrating the BDC into search solves both of those problems. For the BDC data to be searched, it needs to first be added as a content source and crawled. After this step, the content source can be used like any other content source in Search. Keep in mind that like all other content sources, the BDC application must be crawled for updates to data to be reflected in the search index. When an ...

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