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I’ve seen a few people asking about this in the Crawl Logs and thought I would take a few minutes to address it.  First and foremost this is a warning and not an error message.  Sometimes when you receive this message, it is the crawler behaving...
Recently, I was troubleshooting and Enterprise Search / BDC issue and I encountered the following error when trying to view the entity page of a given LOB system. Entity id is invalid As usual, this error was completely and totally useless.  I really...
I have been reconfiguring a search index and running into this issue a lot, so I thought I would post on it. In my case, I am crawling a content source that comes from a BDC application definition. The first time I crawl, I get the following error. The...
The other day, I was trying to work some XSLT magic with my CoreResultsWebPart. What I was trying to do is pass an integer value in a search query (that went against a BDC application definition) in a link to a page. This should be a simple task, but...
When attempting to configure the Business Data Catalog for use with MOSS Enterprise Search, it can be quite common to get this message when you try crawling for the first time. The cause is actually pretty simple, but I figured I would give some troubleshooting...
I am looking forward to giving my updated talk on the Business Data Catalog and Enterprise Search tomorrow at School of Dev . For the two of you that read my blog, feel free to stop by and see the session.
At some point you may want to do an Enterprise Search query and specify that the results come from a particular content source. A lot of times you might create a custom scope with that content source in it, but if you don't want to create a new scope...
I'll be giving my talk on Searching Business Data with MOSS Enterprise Search at the Tulsa SharePoint Developer's User Group on March 10th. This is the same presentation I gave at TechFest, but I have updated it some and will likely also cover...
I tend to write the most about things that I am currently working with. Today I have been working with the Business Data Catalog (BDC) again and I thought I might point out how to configure a default action because it isn't very well documented. A...
A while back I posted about SSPPC, a utility on CodePlex to import and export Enterprise Search settings. After using this utility more I thought I would post an update. Most of the troubles you might run into are during importing. Most of this is due...
So you just finished setting up Enterprise Search in your development environment and now your PM wants you to move it to test. You set up content sources, managed properties, scopes, etc. Hmm, you just need to click on the handy Copy My Search Settings...
Alright, so you managed to get some data in the BDC and you want to be able to enable Enterprise Search on it. Well this is one thing that the MOSS SDK actually has decent information. However, in my working experience I have found that a few things are...