Local search results - No results found?

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Local search results - No results found?

Postby Erin Paseka » Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:21 pm

When I try the big search box at the top of the '09 template on my sites, the results page says "No results found" under "Local Results". How do I get my local results included?

I'm not too concerned about my /mcnair/ and /summerprogram/ sites lacking local results, but /gradstudies/ has a lot more pages and its local search in the '06 template has been useful.
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Postby smeranda » Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:31 pm

Have you included the Local Site Link for search?
http://www1.unl.edu/wdn/wiki/Local_Site_Links#search
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Postby Erin Paseka » Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:14 pm

I didn't know I needed a link. Now that I have it, it's closer to working, but it still takes 2 clicks to get search results, and then it's the old results in the new template, not the new combo results (local+UNL+people). Try it from http://www.unl.edu/gradstudies/beta2009/ .

The wiki page ( http://www1.unl.edu/wdn/wiki/Local_search_form ) is still mostly relevant for the '09 template search, right? If so, we should update the page to include the link I was missing. And whatever else it turns out I'm doing wrong here.
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Postby Erin Paseka » Thu Oct 22, 2009 1:04 pm

OK, now I'm thoroughly confused. :?

The search page in that wiki example is local results only, not the combo (local+UNL+people) results I thought we were all supposed to be going for. Should we be aiming for combo or not? If not, why does the template say "Search this site, all UNL or for a person"?

I fought with this for hours and couldn't get anything but "No results found" for my beta site. "Local only" is vastly preferable to "everything but local", so I've got it doing that now, despite the search box label suggesting otherwise.

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Meanwhile, I found some weird things while poking around other sites to see how this search behaved. If there's a bugtracker, I think these are worthy.

* In combo results, number links (for next "page" of results) for local results control the UNL results instead, giving no way to page through local results. For example, go to http://iris.unl.edu, search for "interlibrary", click the "2" under local site results, and see which set of results is affected.

* In combo results, some sites are sporadically missing local results. For example, yesterday I searched for "grant" on http://research.unl.edu and got combo results, including some local. This morning I did the same search from the same page and got "No results found" under local. A couple hours later, the local results were back.

* In combo results, some words are unexpectedly unsearchable. For example, VC Prem Paul is mentioned frequently on the Research website, so "paul" should return plenty of local results, and it does. But "prem" returns none.
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