4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 3, 2013 10:22 AM by Sidney Mitchell

    Web App Search Modifications


      Has anyone found a way to create a web app search tool that will search multiple databases?

        • 1. Re: Web App Search Modifications
          Sidney Mitchell Adobe Employee



          To my knowledge this is not yet possible as the web app search will only search within it's web app items. 


          Kind regards,


          • 2. Re: Web App Search Modifications
            Webmosphere.co.uk Level 3

            Hi Basilone,


            I am currently developing this site (http://www.helpineeda.com/home) and I have twicked the main search form to search 2 web apps-

            but you can add as many web apps as you like simply by creating a new <option> and adding the form action to it.


            Here is the html and javascript I am using:

            <form name="catcustomcontentform84870" method="post" onsubmit="return checkWholeForm84870(this)" action="" data-ajax="false">


                            <select class="home-select" id="selectNeed" data-role="none">

                              <option class="home-select-option" value="/Default.aspx?CCID=15996&FID=95571&ExcludeBoolFalse=True&ID=/helpers-search">Helpe rs</option>

                              <option class="home-select-option" value="/Default.aspx?CCID=15953&FID=95386&ExcludeBoolFalse=True&ID=/job-search">Jobs</opt ion>




                            <input type="text"  name="CAT_txtKeywords" id="CAT_txtKeywords" class="home-keywords" placeholder="Enter keywords..." data-role="none" x-webkit-speech>



                            <input class="cat_button home-btn" type="submit" value="Search" data-role="none" >




                                          <script type="text/javascript">

                                          function checkWholeForm84870(theForm){

                                                    var why = "";


                                                    if (why != ""){



                                                              return false;




                                                    var sel = document.getElementById("selectNeed");

                theForm.action = sel.options[sel.selectedIndex].value;


                                                        return false;


                                                              return true;





            PS I came up with this solution by modifying this: http://kb.worldsecuresystems.com/598/bc_598.html#main_Logging_into_different_Secure_Zones_ according_to_ID_number


            I hope this helps.


            Dave Black



            • 3. Re: Web App Search Modifications
              mon_adobe Level 1

              It is possible to create a site-wide search, and restrict it to web apps...  http://kb.worldsecuresystems.com/kb/creating-search-page-web-app.html

              • 4. Re: Web App Search Modifications
                Sidney Mitchell Adobe Employee



                You can so into the site search details and select the "search type".  However there's not option to restrict to a particular web app if you have multiple web apps active. 




                Otherwise you'll need to use the web app search to have it dedicated to a specific web app. 


                Hope this helps!