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Search Results Element

Use the Search Results Element to display internal full-text search results. CommonSpot supports Solr for Adobe ColdFusion and Lucee on Railo for searching across your site or selected subsites.

Note that unless your site has upgraded to the direct-to-Solr version of CommonSpot, your version of Solr may not support searches with leading wildcard characters, for example, '*Spot' or '?aperThin'. You can eliminate this problem by upgrading the Solr engine to the latest release from Apache. Also note that searches with leading wildcards are not currently supported by Railo.

To help you diagnose search behavior, the Check Full-Text Engine Configuration utility detects word match and leading wildcard handling in the installed search engine. This utility runs on upgrade and is available through Server Administration – Utilities – Server Tools. See the Upgrade Guide and the Administrator’s Reference for details.

CommonSpot’s search interface lets you search based upon the language specified during page creation in the page’s properties. Therefore, the search results will only include same-language pages.

The image above shows a page in Author mode that contains both a Search Form Element (the right Element) and a Search Results Element (the left Element). When in author mode, the Search Results Element shows a preview of search results. The represented data is not actual search results data.

Note: The Search Results Element includes “private” (unreadable by anonymous users) content. CommonSpot indexes private (unreadable by anonymous users) content by default to enable private content searches. You must explicitly exclude private content from search results to ensure that all results pages are readable by the current user.


Related Links

Search Results Layout Properties

Search Results Custom Layout Properties

Search Results Font & Color Properties

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