Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP11 Administrator's Guide

Making a Query

A search query page is used to search against a collection. Users input a set of keywords and optional query operators, and then receive results on a web page displayed in their browser. The results page contains links to documents on the server that match the search criteria.

Note –

Server administrators can customize this search query page, as described in “Customizing Search Pages.”

To make a query, perform the following steps.

ProcedureTo make a query

  1. Access the Search web application by entering its URL in the Location bar of your browser, in the following format:

    http://<server-instance>:port number/search

  2. In the search query page that appears, check the checkbox representing the collection you want to search in the "Search in" field.

  3. Type in a few words that describe your query and hit the ’enter’ key (or click on the Search button) for a list of relevant web pages.

    For a more fine-tuned search, you can use the search parameters provided in the Advanced Search page, described in the following section.