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How to performing boolean searches

  Asked By: Quintin    Date: Dec 21    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 806

Is there a way to perform boolean searches in SharePointPortal Server Team sites? If so, how

Like we do on google abcd + egf



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Stephon Valentine     Answered On: Dec 21

I saw an ad yesterday for a company called BA Insight that makes an extension to the search. I noticed that one of the features they offer is Boolean search capability.

They are a little pricey, and the cost was too high for an organization our size. It wasn’t right for us, but perhaps it would be for you.


Answer #2    Answered By: Leif Cardenas     Answered On: Dec 21

Mart Muller talks about an advanced search tool that you can sign up and be a beta tester for:


There’s a Google type search here:


Answer #3    Answered By: Jasper Hatfield     Answered On: Dec 21

We have been trialling the Ontolica Search from Navigo Systems and are going to proceed with a purchase. It seemed better to us than some of the alternatives. See www.navigosystems.com

Answer #4    Answered By: Rashawn Hopper     Answered On: Dec 21

Ontolica has a product that will do this, plus wild card searches.

Answer #5    Answered By: Horace Coffey     Answered On: Dec 21
Answer #6    Answered By: Rigoberto Beard     Answered On: Dec 21

This in not my area of expertise but you might also want to checkout
"Overview of the Search Query" in the most recent SDK.

The example that they give follows:
Rank" FROM Portal_Content..Scope() WHERE ("DAV:getcontentlength" >
10000) ORDER BY "DAV:getcontentlength"

Copy and paste it into the search textbox and click Go to see the
results. There is a complete article (nearly 100 pages) that describes
in detail all the options for specifying a Portal Server SELECT search.
If memory serves me, I think that WSS ignores the columns in the first
part of the SELECT. But I think that it does process the other clauses
like WHERE.

So, in your example, maybe you could use something like:
SELECT * FROM Portal_Content..Scope() WHERE
"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office#Name"="abcd" AND

Only a semi-educated guess... Very hard to test on my box where I've
never really setup search.

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