Create or attach a data source

Creating a data source

Creating a data source involves the following high-level steps:

  1. Create a new data source from the administration interface.

  2. Define the data source type.

  3. Define limits relating to content included in the data source.

  4. Configure data source specific settings.

Create a data source from the data source management screen

  1. From the manage data sources screen click the add data source button or select create a data source from the navigation panel.

  2. Enter a name for the data source

  3. Complete the basic configuration items (this will vary depending on data source)

  4. Review the choices you have made then click finish to create the results page.

Create and add a new data source to a search package

  1. From the administration dashboard home page locate your search search package in the main listing.

  2. Click on the data sources tab for the search package.

  3. Click the add data source button

  4. Select the type of data source

  5. Enter a name for the data source

  6. Complete the basic configuration items (this will vary depending on data source)

  7. Review the choices you have made then click finish to create the results page.

Attach an existing data source to a search package

  1. From the administration dashboard home page locate your search search package in the main listing.

  2. Navigate to the search package configuration screen by selecting edit details from the data source’s manage menu, or by clicking on the search package name.

  3. Select edit search package configuration from the settings options.

  4. Edit the value of the meta.components configuration key and add additional data sources to the value. Start typing the data source name that you wish to add and you will be provided with matching data sources that you can click on to add.

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