The Intrexx search system is modular in a multi-tiered manner to guarantee the greatest level of flexibility.
Search plugins help you to search through the various entities used in the
portal such as application data or files. It is possible to add plugins that
are tailored to your individual needs. A set of five standard plugins is
already available, these cover the most common requirements. These plugins
- Application data including the files that belong to it
- Files from FileWalker connections
- Menu structure
- Intrexx Share
Search modules for Connectors
Searching through application data uses the search plugin for application
data. This is usually sufficient for systems connected using a Connector
because SQL-based data storage systems can be indexed and searched through
using it. By default, these are:
- Database systems with JDBC drivers
- Lotus Notes
- SAP Business One
In cases where it is not possible or desired to perform a global indexing
(e.g. because a login with all of the permissions is not available), the
search modules for the Connectors can be employed. These make used of the
external system's own search functions. Currently, modules are available
for the following external sources:
- dg hyparchive
- Microsoft SharePoint
- Microsoft Exchange
Search engine adapter
Intrexx uses an external search engine for searching and indexing. The
adapter for Apache Solr is provided with the delivered package and is
installed when using the standard configuration. The Solr Adapter supports
the Intrexx Portal Server
external individual instances and the SolrCloud installation.
Solr search server
The Apache Solr server runs as an individual process. If a single process is
not enough, Apache Solr can also be run as a
FileWalker directories uses the Solr server, the portal server is not involved
here. Apache Solr can be configured in many ways. Intrexx defines logical
default settings when setting up the server but does not overwrite
modifications so that almost no limits are set for implementing your
Search results format with view pages
Search results can be processed as needed using view pages in addition
to button configurations.
The following criteria affect the ranking of search results:
- Textual quality of the hit
- Date / Currentness
- Priority of the search configuration (application)
- Priority of the data record (priorities are determined by the data fields' content)
- Likes in Intrexx Share
The user can choose between using the settings determined by the
administrator or to use his own.
The search results can be sorted independently from the ranking, if for
example the hit quality does not have the first priority when being displayed.
The following sortings are available:
- Ranking (default setting)
- Application priority + ranking
- Application priority + date
- Application title + ranking
- Application title + date
Here as well, the user can choose between using the settings determined by
the administrator or to use his own.
Filtering / Faceted search
The search result can be filtered according to the users' requirements by
using the desired applications or facets. Facets (e.g. "Industries") can be
defined by the administrator and assigned to individual data fields. When
searching, the user is shown the facets that can be used for the context and
can then filter the information precisely (e.g. Industry = "IT industry").
To support the user in this, the available values are presented as buttons.
The search module is multilingual. The application's developer can determine
the languages that the data is indexed and searched through in. The different
language indexes can contain various fields. Users select which language
they'd like to search in. Depending on the language chose, different search
result lists will be displayed.
When users enter search terms, corresponding suggestions will be displayed.
By default, Intrexx takes these terms from the data being searched through.
Dictionary sources, e.g. specialist terms databases, are also available.
These can be integrated by making a corresponding modification to the Solr
Show search suggestions
With this setting, suggestions will be shown when users begin entering
search terms. Please note that the setting
"Show search suggestions"
also needs to be activated for the additional control
for this to work in the portal-wide search.
If a search term is sent with potentially incorrect spelling, an option will
be displayed on the answer page as well as the found results. This option
offers the user to select the correct term and then to search by this term.
Alternatively, the system can automatically search for the correct term
straight away, based on a rule.
Search term statistics
The search can anonymously keep track of the search terms in a file. In the
, an area is
available with a selection of interpretation options, e.g. most popular
search terms and trending searches. The protocol file contains JSON data
so that individual, browser-based interpretations can be implemented easily.
- Database content and files connected to it can be search through
together. For example, by entering the search term "Book Edgar Allan Poe",
it is possible to find article data records with the type "Book" that
have attachments that contain "Edgar Allan Poe".
- Database content can be searched through using various interconnected
data records (Parent/Child relationships or references).
- Search configurations have their own permissions meaning that tailor-made
searches can be implemented for each user group.
- Intrexx Share is also searched through in the global search.
- By clicking on a hit, you can jump to the parent data set.
- The search result display now controls forward paging, the results list is no longer limited to a specified length.
Settings in the Tools module
Searching in the Applications module
Search in the Design module