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Can Silverstripe search file


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6 May 2010 at 6:42pm Community Member, 24 Posts

My client has a need to be able to include text from PDF's in site searchs. Does anyone know if this possible using the standard silverstripe search?

I found this page [url][/url] but can't seem to find much more on it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


6 May 2010 at 10:32pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

The built in search cannot search pdf text so you'll have to use Sphinx which you can download via svn - A bit more documentation is available in the readme file / docs bundled with the module.


7 May 2010 at 9:00pm Forum Moderator, 1796 Posts

no, but you do not need any exe's to do so, you can use php functions to get the text content of a pdf ( and then you can change "function results($data, $form)" in Page.php to add items to the results based on what you find.

foreach ($arrPDFs as $pdf)
   $p = new Page();
   $p->Title = "Title"; //update with value from current pdf
   $p->URLSegment = "URLSegment"; //update with value from current pdf
   $p->Content = "Content"; //update with value from current pdf
   $p->Name = "Name"; //update with value from current pdf
   $p->Relevance = 1;//not sure about this one
   $p->CanViewType = 'Anyone';