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16.7. Advanced Techniques

Now that you understand the basics of using the Verity search engine with ColdFusion, it is time to take a look at a couple of advanced techniques to help you get the most out of the technology. This section covers several advanced topics including how to build top-ten lists for your Internet or Intranet site, custom attributes, modifying the Verity SUMMARY attribute and searching database and document collections simultaneously.

16.7.1. Creating a Top-Ten List

A cool feature that you can add to your Internet or Intranet site to help your visitors find information fast is a top-ten list. Top-ten lists are nothing more than a list of the ten most frequently searched terms on your site. The list appears as a series of links that execute a Verity search when clicked. The user need not enter a search criteria as the CFSEARCH tag is automatically populated based on the link clicked from the top-ten list.


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