Search packages, data sources and results pages
Every search provided by Funnelback contains a number of components that come together to form the search.
A search package is used to provide search across one or more data sources. It packages up the set of data sources into a searchable bundle and provides the different search pages used to display the search results that are retrieved from the index.
|A search package is similar to a meta collection from older versions of Funnelback|
A data source contains configuration and indexes relating to a set of information resources such as web pages, documents or social media posts.
Each data source implements a gatherer (or connector) that is responsible for connecting to the content repository and gathering the information to include in the index.
|A data source is similar to a non-meta collection from older versions of Funnelback.|
A results page contains configuration and templating relating to a search results page provided by Funnelback.
Results page configuration includes:
Templating for the search results
Display settings that define properties about what is displayed by Funnelback (e.g. what metadata fields to return, how to sort the search results).
Ranking settings that define how the order of search results will be determined.
Feature configuration such as faceted navigation, auto-completion and extra searches that will be used to supplement the search results.
Reporting such as usage analytics, content and accessibility auditing is also produced for each search page
|A results page is similar to a service-enabled profile from older versions of Funnelback.|