Chapter 6. Configuring BDC search

This chapter covers

  • Configuring the ADF to allow searching

  • Setting up crawling

  • Building a custom Search page

  • Exploring the search web parts

  • Manipulating the Search API

MOSS 2007 has a fantastic search facility that can not only search documents, list items, and pages stored within SharePoint, but can also search public folders, file shares, and the Business Data Catalog. This gives you a powerful search tool in SharePoint that searches your back-end databases as well. The results link to the Profile page, where all of your actions on the entity will be available.

One of the plus points of the Business Data Catalog is the ability to index and search the back-end database as well as display the data in web parts. MOSS ...

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