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Changing the seach settings in Pawtucket2

Do not want to include entities in the search.

I am doing a site for family history. With that, I have family members that donated the items so a surname of Weber donated the photo, so when I search Weber, I also get the 200 that she donated, even though the object has nothing to do with Weber.

How do I edit searching to exclude entities?

I have searched all the files that I can think of and can not seem to find the silver bullet.......

Thanks

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  • The indexing used is that from the back-end, so the configuration file that controls the indexing Pawtucket uses is in Providence. The search_indexing.conf file in Pawtucket is only used for records that are added in Pawtucket (the data contribution form, for example).

    You can designate specific indexing as private – not used in Pawtucket. See http://docs.collectiveaccess.org/wiki/Search_Indexing_Configuration (search for the word "PRIVATE" to find the relevant references).

    There are some new indexing options in the "develop" branch (soon v1.7)  that let you selectively PRIVATE-tize indexing for relationship types. Previously it was all entities are indexed private or none are. Sounds like you might need this option.


    seth
  • I think that did it. Thank You. I may end up playing with it more, but seems to have fixed my issue

    Any side affects that you know of?

    Love the program though. I think I started with 0.58 when it was OpenCollection. ;-)
  • No, there shouldn't be any side effects. Let me know how it goes.

    I can't believe you've been around since 0.58... makes me feel old!
  • FYI for anyone with the same issues and are reading this fix, I also had the same issue with Collections. It seems to work the same way as the entities.

    And Seth, 0.58 had a pretty ugly backend at the time, all those tabs... ;-)





     
  • It was inspired by Zope. That was cool in 2002.
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