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IMS - query and result model RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    in FSIS - IMD  can query all of the same data sources that CTS can write to.

    Does it mean that we can query database bypassing ESP core?

    Thanks and Regards

    Nitin

    Monday, August 16, 2010 6:49 AM

Answers

  • Hi Nitin,

    Interaction Management Services (IMS) provides operators for querying ESP, Bing, and OpenSearch providers.  IMS also provides a method to use Content Transformation Services (CTS) flows that can be used to retrieve data from additional sources, such as databases.

    Because querying ESP is generally faster than querying a database, we recommend that you index as much of the information as possible in ESP and use ESP to retrieve the initial results.  You can then extract the information necessary to query your databases or other data sources and use the CTS flow to retrieve the additional content.  The additional content can then be merged into the results and be displayed to your users.  It is, of course, also possible to create flows that do not use the ESP or other provided search operators but still retrieve results from a database or other data source, although that will require some additional work when developing the flows.

    Hopefully this information is helpful for you.

    Regards,

    Patrick Schneider

    Thursday, August 19, 2010 9:20 AM

All replies

  • Hi Nitin,

    Interaction Management Services (IMS) provides operators for querying ESP, Bing, and OpenSearch providers.  IMS also provides a method to use Content Transformation Services (CTS) flows that can be used to retrieve data from additional sources, such as databases.

    Because querying ESP is generally faster than querying a database, we recommend that you index as much of the information as possible in ESP and use ESP to retrieve the initial results.  You can then extract the information necessary to query your databases or other data sources and use the CTS flow to retrieve the additional content.  The additional content can then be merged into the results and be displayed to your users.  It is, of course, also possible to create flows that do not use the ESP or other provided search operators but still retrieve results from a database or other data source, although that will require some additional work when developing the flows.

    Hopefully this information is helpful for you.

    Regards,

    Patrick Schneider

    Thursday, August 19, 2010 9:20 AM
  • Thanks Patrick.
    Tuesday, September 28, 2010 7:06 AM
  • Thanks for the answer. But, please throw some more light into the changes that need to be made into the flows to make federated search from the sources i.e. database and ESP possible.
    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 6:54 AM
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