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How to extend default search to include properties

Hi There

I’ve created a set of Metadata properties, where one of them are called LongDescription. I’ve created my own SearchComponent, SearchOption and Search Iview.

When I activate the search Iview, and enter a search term in the Search Term field, TREX is not returning documents which have a match in my LongDescription field. If I wan’t to search that specific field, I have to select Options and enter my search term next to my LongDescription field. When I do that I get the expected results.

I’ve been digging around the documentation and found some vague reference to my problem (, where it is written: “<i>By default, when users enter a term into the search field, the system searches for this term in the title, description, and content of the document. Administrators can define additional properties to be searched in order to improve the search results</i>.”

So my question is:

How do I extend the default search to include my LongDescription property field besides the title, description, and content of the document???

Thanx in advance.


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