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Use TREX Search outside portal


Our situation:

1.We have our intranet indexed with Autonomy search engine;

2.We have TREX installed and we have SAP EP7.0

3.We have our intranet also indexed by TREX in our SAP portal (using Web Repository in KM).

Now we would like to replace Autonomy intranet search with TREX. This means that the search field on the intranet page should contact TREX for a search instead of Autonomy.

How can we achieve that?

I have found documents and blogs about TREX API. I know that TREX Java client communicates with TREX server over TCP/IP and that they exchange XML files with the search request and results.

Maybe this would be possible if a TREX java client was available outside portal, but I haven't found it until now.

Kind Regards

Edmond Paulussen

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    Oct 20, 2008 at 05:52 PM


    U can use TREX search functionalities using urls.

    This would be the simplest approach where u need to change the urls that u generate

    while clicking on the search button on ur autonomy search engine.

    If u can list all the existing/expected behaviours of search we can give u with more info on this approach



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    • Former Member Bobu George Putheeckal


      1 additional question: our portal does not allow anonymous access. If I use the URL, portal asks me to authenticate if I'm not already logged in.

      Is there a way (e.g. parameters?) to automatically log on to portal with a search user?

      Kind Regards


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    Oct 20, 2008 at 04:12 PM

    Hi Edmond,

    You are right! You can either use the Standard TREX search functionality provided within the SAP Portal or use the TREX API to build the search on non-SAP portals. I guess you have only these options...



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