Scope Configuration Settings

When you are configuring a new or existing scope for the Ontolica Search Dialog Web Part, make the following settings:

• Name and Description: Enter an ID, name, and description in the fields provided. The ID is only used internally; it cannot contain spaces and must be unique among all search scopes; it also cannot be changed for existing scopes, only when creating a new scope. The Name is the name by which the scope is presented to users; it should give a good idea of what the scope includes. The Description appears only in the list on the Search Scopes page; use it to remind yourself and other administrators about the intended purpose of the scope.

• Search Scope Mapping: Select the SharePoint scope to which your Ontolica scope should map. If a suitable scope does not exist, then use the standard SharePoint search scope settings to create it as described in your SharePoint documentation.

• Scope Group: All search scopes must belong to exactly one scope group. Group membership affects the order in which scopes are presented to the user in input controls. Either select an existing group from the drop-down list or click on the New Group button to create a new group and add the current scope to that. See also “Working with Search Scope Groups” for more information about working with scope groups.

• Target Audiences: Use this setting to limit the types of users that will see the current search scope. Enter one or more audience names (separated by semicolons) to limit the audiences to which the current scope will be shown. Leave this setting blank to show the scope to all users. See also “Target Audiences in Ontolica” for details about this setting and its helper controls.
When you are done configuring your scope, click on OK to save your settings.

Note that additional settings are available for Search Box scopes; see “Creating and Configuring Search Box Scopes” for details.

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