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SharePoint Search Integration with Google

, 14 Jul 2008
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This solution helps to view SharePoint search results along with Google results within a SharePoint portal.

Introduction

This solution helps to view SharePoint search results along with Google results within a SharePoint portal.

using System;
using System.Data;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Collections;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.Security;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Text;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls.WebParts;
using System.Web.UI.HtmlControls;

public partial class SharepointGoogleSearchIntegration : System.Web.UI.UserControl
{
    #region PageLoad
    /// <summary>
    /// This is an aspx page,hosted in SharePoint
    /// which renders the search results depending 
    /// on the query string passed from the SharePoint WebPart.
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="sender"></param>
    /// <param name="e"></param>
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        ///Here the query string is fetched & is passed to a hidden varible , which in turn 
        ///passes the value to the Google-API to fetch the corresponding search results.
        //Since Sharepoint uses K as the querystring parameter , due to which we have used 
        // K as the Query String parameter , so that same query is used for Portal Search 
        //along with With Search
        if ((Request.QueryString["k"] != null) && 
            ((Request.QueryString["k"] != "")))
        {
            //This is the hidden field which is used as a container for the value
            //fetched from the query string . 
            hdnField.Value = Request.QueryString["k"].ToString();
            hdnField.EnableViewState = true;
        }

        InitalizeScripts();
    }

    #endregion 

    /// <summary>
    /// This method is used to pass the server side value to the 
    /// client side variable
    /// </summary>
    protected void InitalizeScripts()
    {
        String sb = string.Empty;
        // Underneath is the JavaScript which is truncated here & will be 
        // visible when you will download the article.
        sb = "<script type='text/javascript' language="'javascript'">"
        + "function LoadValues()"
        + "{"
        + "var hiddenval = '" + hdnField.Value + "';"
        + "return hiddenval;"     
        + "}" 
        +"</script>";

        Page.RegisterClientScriptBlock("ClientScript", sb.ToString());
    }
}

SharePoint - Google - Search Integration allows the user to view the web results within the SharePoint portal. The user doesn't need to specify the text separately into two search controls. The default SharePoint Search WebPart is used to pass the query to other WebParts which produce the web results at the same time.

In case of any queries, you can revert to me at "pankaj.pahuja@gmail.com" or "pankaj_proteans@hotamil.com".

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GeneralSharePoint Search Integration with Google PinmemberMember 1000438922-Apr-13 2:33 
GeneralSize of the Google Results Pinmemberkishore_sharepoint21-Oct-10 19:40 
QuestionError when adding part... PinmemberMember 28654845-Sep-08 9:05 
AnswerRe: Error when adding part... PinmemberMember 31259296-Sep-08 21:32 
QuestionHow to use it? Pinmemberwintert19-Jul-08 23:45 
AnswerRe: How to use it? PinmemberMember 312592920-Jul-08 18:50 
JokeVery Good job PinmemberSuchithra Deenam15-Jul-08 22:33 
GeneralGood Idea! PinmemberSohel_Rana15-Jul-08 1:03 

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