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Problems with Federated Search

Question asked by warren on Mar 14, 2007
Latest reply on Mar 16, 2007 by davidc
I have been testing configurations for federated search using remote engine definitions and the local alfresco respository to make several sources available on the Sidebar and the Dashboard search component.

The problem I have encountered is that local searches and remote search es parse the search terms string in different ways.

The net effect is that I cannot do an AND search on terms in the local repository and remote sources at the same time.

If I use syntax: term AND term  - the local search fails.
If I use syntax: +term +term  - the remote search fails.
They seem to be mutually exclusive.

This severly reduces the benefit of the the federation capability.

This seems to be a code level and not a config issue. Am I missing something here.