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Old 17-03-2009
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Can I Create Search Connectors in Win 7 ?
  

hello everyone,

I have heard about Search Federation Providers(Connectors) in Windows 7. What if I want to create search connectors in Windows 7 ? Can I be able to create it ?
If anyone knows the procedure how to do it, please provide some useful information regarding the same.

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Re: Can I Create Search Connectors in Win 7 ?

Windows 7 introduces support for search federation to remote data stores using OpenSearch technologies that enable users to access and interact with their remote data from within Windows Explorer.

Federated search enables users to search remote data sources from within Windows Explorer.

You can create a Search Connector to find information from a particular Website, through Windows Explorer.
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Re: Can I Create Search Connectors in Win 7 ?

You can create a Search Connector in Windows 7 using the information from Redmond Piefor. You can download the Search Connector Description file winhelponline.osdx.

1. Download winhelponline.osdx and save to Desktop.

2. Double-click the file to add our Search Connector.

3. Click OK when you see this message box.

The Winhelponline Search Connector is now added to the Favorites list in Windows Explorer.

4. Click Winhelponline, type in the search query and press ENTER.

The list of articles which contains the search keywords are shown in Search Results.
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Re: Can I Create Search Connectors in Win 7 ?

To Create Windows 7 Search Connectors (Federated Search)
  1. Here is typical Windows 7 Search Connector file i.e OSDX file

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <OpenSearchDescription xmlns="http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/">
    <ShortName>Name of Connector</ShortName>
    <Description>Description of Connector</Description>
    <Url type="application/rss+xml" template="[RSS Search Feed URL]” />
    </OpenSearchDescription>


  2. You only need to know the RSS feed URL of remote service for which you want to create Windows 7 Search Connector.
    for e.g. let say I want to create Windows 7 Search connector for website.com i.e I want to search for blogsdna from my windows 7.
    We will use Microsoft Live Search which returns the result in RSS format for selected search term.
  3. Just use the following template and replace with your values:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><OpenSearchDescription xmlns="http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/" xmlns:ms-ose="http://schemas.microsoft.com/opensearchext/2009/">
    <ShortName>[Your Name for the Provider]</ShortName>
    <Description>[Description for your provider]</Description>
    <Url type=”application/rss+xml” template=”http://search.msn.com/results.aspx?q={searchTerms}+site%3a[Site to Search]&num=[Number of results to return]&format=rss”/>
    <Url type=”text/html” template=”http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q={searchTerms}+site%3a[Site to search]&format=rss”/>


  4. Copy above code in a text file and replace values and save file as .osdx
  5. To install Windows 7 Search connector double click on .osdx file or right click and select create search connector.
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