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    Create a Search function

    Are there any references/resources/words of advice out there for creating a site search function? The site that is planned will have static pages, downloadable documents (Word or pdf I think), an Access database of articles and a forum. It will be created using asp.

    Creating a way of searching through all that looks like a very complex job to me, but search buttons are everywhere, so I assume the basic methods have already been devised.

    Thanks in advance for any tips.

    Ian

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    Re: Create a Search function

    Check out DTSearch

    Assuming you're running on a Windows platform, you can also use some built-in features with Indexing services. Check Microsoft's documentation and/or website for more details on that.

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    Re: Create a Search function

    Thanks Mark. I checked out the DTSearch website but, unless I misunderstood, their Web site version costs about $1000, which is out of the range of this project.

    Ian

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    Re: Create a Search function

    Hi Ian, check your hosting companies server, most are hosted on linux/apache. If you have a cpanel option with your hosting company then you more than likely have access to CGI scripts that will do most of the "search function" work for you. Cheers Graham.

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    Re: Create a Search function

    Take a look at Atomz Express Search - I have used Atomz.com as the search solution on many sites for many years now and have always been pleased with the quality and ease of use. Express search is <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> for sites up to 750 pages.
    -Mark

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