Fast Tips for FAST for SharePoint #2

23 בדצמבר 2011

When trying to query for a document that has a question mark (?) in its name or address as part of a FQL query, you may notice weird behavior from FAST. For example, let's send a query that look for a document with the URL address of http://localhost/blogs.aspx?blogid=5: string fqlQuery=@"and(path:(string(""http://localhost/blogs.aspx?blogid=5"", Mode=""PHRASE"")), filter(sitename:equals(""Local SharePoint"")))";Sending the query as is, will cause FAST to automatically evaluate the question mark as a wildcard character that will match any single character. Since this is not our desired result, we need to tell FAST not to use wildcards in our specific string. This can be done easily using...

Working with FAST Search For SharePoint 2010 Document Promotions Programmatically

22 בדצמבר 2011

As much as I love working with the FAST for SharePoint 2010 search engine, finding documentation for it online is quite a challenging task. This is why I'm going to try and document as much as possible about the little 'gems' I find while working with FAST. Using FAST for SharePoint you can define documents to be promoted within the search results list, indicating that they are highly relevant results for a particular keyword or its synonyms. The promoted documents will appear at the top of the search result list. While this feature works great when using OOTB Core Search Results...