Once the index has been successfully built, the collection is ready to be searched. Before beginning a search, you must specify which contents will be made searchable. Click Searching in the Configuration tab.

Click edit to set which contents will be included in the output and which contents be summarized. Content names are case sensitive. If you have a content node with @name='FOO', the value FOO (in all capitals) must be used. To include the title of each result, Output must contain title. If you want to output all contents except FOO, you would enter -FOO instead. If an abstract was assigned in the database converter, Summarize must contain abstract.

  • Output: These contents will be displayed in all results in their full length. This is a newline-separated list of <content> names, each optionally preceded by + or -.
  • Summarize: Contents included in this field will be summarized based on the next two fields. This is a newline-separated list of <content> names, each optionally preceded by + or -.
  • Summary context words: This field contains the number of leading and trailing words which will be included when summarizing a content.
  • Summary bytes: Summarized contents will be limited to this number of bytes.

The collection is now ready to be searched. Go back to the Overview tab. There should be a [search] link which will allow you to search the live collection. A new window will open, showing clustered search results of the first 200 results crawled. You can now search the collection.

If you do not get any results, look for an error message near the IBM link in the Details section. The most likely cause is that the query-service is not running. Ensure that the Search Service is running.