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Hi flatk. Can you tell us a little more about why you want to use .asp files? What are you trying to achieve? Also what version of RH are you using as this may have a bearing? I'd be very surprised if .asp files were included in any search content but you could easily test this yourself.
I am cutting down on total # of files by pulling data from multiple databases using asp. I am currently using version 4.
Anything inside the .ASP file will be totally ignored by RoboHelp search. At the time you compile or generate, RoboHelp creates the search indexes needed. As the .ASP content is not included here, there is no way for RoboHelp to know about that.
As for how to include them, I believe you have found your way. Add them as baggage.
It will not search even if the asp file is included in the baggage file? Currently I have a drop down that calls an asp script (in the same page) to pull from a database. These results are also displayed on the same page. Since this page contains both html and asp the search engine still won't read the html part since it is saved as an .asp extension?
I had a similiar situation and I came up with jimmy rigged solution. This might work for you.
I created htm topics in RoboHelp that contained key words of a corresponding ASP page. If, for example, your ASP is on widgets, you could create a topic with some hidden text about widgets. Then make this HTM topic a automatically redirect to the ASP page. When the user searches for widgets, they'll hit this page and automatically redirect to the ASP.
I know that this isn't ideal, but so long as you take the time to clearly define the text in the HTM, it might work for you.