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  • How to search your site columns with Enterprise Search

    I decided to go with an intro topic for Enterprise Search today. If you are like me, you often find yourself in a situation where you are doing ECM related activities such as creating custom content types that use site columns. This may present itself in the form of a custom list, form library, or a...
    Posted to Corey Roth [MVP] (Weblog) by CoreyRoth on 07-31-2008
  • Infrastructure Update Configuration Fails if HOSTS file is missing

    I have been in the process of updating multiple MOSS development servers with the Infrastructure Update , and ran into an issue where the SharePoint Products and Technologies Configuration Wizard failed. The reason was that this particular server did not have a HOSTS file and it was trying to apply permissions...
    Posted to Corey Roth [MVP] (Weblog) by CoreyRoth on 07-21-2008
  • How to: Query Search using the Web Service

    According to FeedBurner , my posts on querying Enterprise Search with the FullTextSqlQuery and KeywordQuery classes have been some of the most popular. So I thought, I would continue on these posts and explain how to do it using the web service. The SDK covers this, but not in enough detail for me. When...
    Posted to Corey Roth [MVP] (Weblog) by CoreyRoth on 07-17-2008
  • What's new with Enterprise Search with the Infrastructure Update

    Yesterday, the Infrastructure Update for Office SharePoint Server (as well as WSS and Project Server) was released. This update makes changes to content publishing as well as Enterprise Search. The install went smoothly. Just remember like the service pack, you need to install the WSS update first. There...
    Posted to Corey Roth [MVP] (Weblog) by CoreyRoth on 07-16-2008
  • Exposing data from the BDC as a DataTable

    Recently, I wanted to bind some data from the BDC to an ASP.NET control (i.e. a GridView, ListView, or DropDownList). For what I needed a Business Data List web part just wouldn't cut it, so I decided to create something that I could bind to. I also needed a quick and dirty way to get an XML representation...
    Posted to Corey Roth [MVP] (Weblog) by CoreyRoth on 07-09-2008
  • Wildcard Search with MOSS People Search

    After having success with implementing wildcard search with MOSS , I decided to look into this whether or not I could inherit from the PeopleCoreResultsWebPart today to implement wildcard search functionality and unfortunately I did not get very far. The issue is that the class is sealed. This means...
    Posted to Corey Roth [MVP] (Weblog) by CoreyRoth on 06-23-2008
  • Content Index is Corrupt

    I came in after the weekend to find out that someone reported the following error when trying to use my Enterprise Search page. The search request was unable to connect to the Search Service. As you may know, this is a very generic error that means something with Enterprise Search is really messed up...
    Posted to Corey Roth [MVP] (Weblog) by CoreyRoth on 06-17-2008
  • NEW! Web Part for Wildcard Search in Enterprise Search

    I have had countless people tell me that they want to be able to do wildcard search in MOSS Enterprise Search using the existing Search Center site templates. The Search Center site template uses keyword query syntax which does not support wildcards. To get wildcards you need to use a full text SQL query...
    Posted to Corey Roth [MVP] (Weblog) by CoreyRoth on 06-09-2008
  • Error: The parameter is incorrect. (Access denied by BDC.)

    When attempting to configure the Business Data Catalog for use with MOSS Enterprise Search, it can be quite common to get this message when you try crawling for the first time. The cause is actually pretty simple, but I figured I would give some troubleshooting advice today. When you get this error,...
    Posted to Corey Roth [MVP] (Weblog) by CoreyRoth on 05-14-2008
  • School of Dev was fun (Slides Attached)

    I had a good time at School of Dev this weekend. It had a fairly decent crowd consider this was its first time and it was on Mother's Day weekend. There was some good info there and I think just about everyone got a prize or two. I had the opportunity to give my updated talk on Searching Business...
    Posted to Corey Roth [MVP] (Weblog) by CoreyRoth on 05-12-2008
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