Chapter 8. Querying the Index

After completing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Configure the FAST Search Center.

  • Create queries by using both Keyword Query Syntax and FQL.

  • Understand the different query APIs available and how to use them.

  • Go beyond the FAST Search Center and build truly flexible search applications.

Chapter 7, focused on how to get data into the search index. This chapter covers the different ways to get the data back out—in other words, how to query the index.

Included in Microsoft SharePoint are four different APIs that can be used when querying the search index, all catering to different usage scenarios. You can also use two different query languages: the Keyword Query Syntax is shared with SharePoint search, and the FAST Query ...

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