5月 182011
 
The time has come. The launch sequence has started. At 11 pm EST, the process will begin to update the search results page. The new results page looks different and offers some really cool new features:
  • A drillable navigation on the search results page shows result totals for various sections of content (papers, SAS Notes, Community pages, and so forth). As you drill deeper into the site, the displayed search results become more focused.


  • A more accessible, integrated, advanced search. (Look for the tabs in the middle of the page.)


  • Sorting capabilities than enable you to sort results by creation/modified date or result relevance. (Relevance is a measure of how well the search engine thinks the document matches your search terms.)


  • A toggle that enables you to show or hide document summaries.


  • A redesigned filtering mechanism for narrowing the search results for 9.2 documentation, 9.2 installation instructions, and all Samples & SAS Notes content. The filtering mechanism has moved to the tabbed structure in the middle of the page. The Results tab is available only for these specific sections of content.
My thanks to Roger Chenoweth for the feature descriptions

Another look to hold you until morning....




Update The search is ready!! Dave, one of our Webmasters, pulled off the deployment without a hitch. The new search is live. Take it for a spin and let me know what you think. Your comments helped to create this foundation change in search and will help improve it even more.

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