Adam Getz shows how to enhance end users’ ability to find documents and content located within the BusinessObjects systems by using Platform Search. Platform Search is a navigation function that allows end users to rapidly conduct searches based on the text they enter.
Drawers within BI Launch Pad are containers within the Documents tab that contain navigation and search capabilities. Facets are components of the document’s metadata that describe the document. Examples include author, type, location, refresh time, datasource, and end date. Facets allow you to group and filter document metadata.
Platform Search within SAP BusinessObjects 4.0 is an optimized search tool that enables users of the BI Launch Pad application to search for content within the entire SAP BusinessObjects repository using keywords. Platform Search enables users to search within Web Intelligence, Crystal Reports, Universe, BI Workspace, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, rich text, and text documents by placing a full or partial text string within the search field of BI Launch Pad. In addition, platform search refines the search results by grouping results into categories and ranking them in order of their relevance. Additionally, only documents to which a user has view rights appear within the search results.
I explain how users can use Platform Search capabilities with BI Launch Pad and how you can configure Platform Search for optimal efficiency and use within the Central Management Console (CMC) of SAP BusinessObjects.