Features Map – Instantly Search Terabytes

SQL, NoSQL, Disk Images, Data Streams and Other Non-File Data


The dtSearch product line can index SharePoint data in three ways:

Faceted Search

  • Faceted search is an option for classifying data at the user interface level. Using faceted search, the end-user can “drill down” through various topics to hone in on the correct topical subset prior to performing a search.
  • The dtSearch Engine offers APIs to implement faceted search.
  • CodeProject also has two articles on faceted search and the dtSearch Engine.

Additional API Options for Data Classification

Crossing the Full-Text Search / Fielded Data Divide from a Development Perspective
  • While faceted search typically operates at the user interface level, the dtSearch Engine also offers additional options for data classification for filtering data prior to search results delivery.
  • A wide range of API filters and objects can categorize documents and other data via full-text document contents, document metadata content, backend database content, or data attributes attached during document indexing.
  • For example, search filter objects work in conjunction with end-user query dialects to allow multiple users with different security classifications to search the same document collection, without having to maintain separate indexes corresponding to each classification level.
  • A single query can include an “exact phrase” full-text end-user search request; second-level Boolean search expressions (such as one or more field or metadata search criteria); and developer-added filtering expressions (such as a filtering expression to filter out documents that do not match a user’s security classification).
  • For more information on database indexing, adding metadata "on the fly" while indexing, API-driven sorting and relevancy-ranking options, and displaying a synopsis or other metadata in search results, see the Databases and Field Searching topic and the Displaying Search Results topics in Selected Articles by Subject.