FAST Search for SharePoint extensibility updates in SP1

SP1 is out, and there are some improvements and fixes relevant for the developer. This is a brief summary, with links to additional information. More flexible property extraction. FAST Search for SharePoint enables you to create your own property extractors. In this way you can extract names and concepts from the crawled content and add…

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Date and time in FAST Search Server queries and results – part 2

I discussed some locale aspects of date/time queries in a previous post, and was asked about how to specify date/time property filters in queries. FAST Query Syntax (FQL) You must specify datetime property restrictions using an explicit range in UTC timezone and syntax. and(string(“test”, mode=”or”),        write:range(min, 2011-06-09)) and(string(“test”, mode=”or”),        write:range(min, 2011-06-09, to=”lt”))  and(string(“test”,…

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Date and time in FAST Search Server queries and results

Handling date and time can be tricky on a query interface. If you create an end-user search interface, you may want to adapt to the user’s timezone. You may decide to determine the user’s timezone based on the locale, which makes sense in certain cases, but not always. You could use IP address, etc., but…

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