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Search fields and DataObjects

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Community Member, 26 Posts

25 February 2013 at 11:06pm

The default search implementation doesn't seem to search custom fields and DataObjects associated with a page? Is it possible to change this functionality? I want the user to be able to search ALL content on all pages.

Chris Dangerfield

Community Member, 8 Posts

18 March 2013 at 12:19pm

Hi Rodskagg,

Yes, unfortunately the default search doesn't extend to DataObjects. The main two choices in SS3 are Solr and Sphinx. I haven't used Sphinx but Solr is excellent - you can get the latest version here:

It takes a bit to set up, but well worth it.


Tony Air

Community Member, 13 Posts

26 March 2013 at 4:33am