Dynamic content in SearchText

Johan Petersson
Member since: 2007


Dynamic content isn't renderd in SearchText extension. I guess that's fine. The span surrounding the DC is removed but not the actual content in it. So if a page has the PagePropertyPlugin and fetches a property from another page the text "{PagePropertyPlugin}" gets indexed. I think this should be removed also.

#65814 Feb 11, 2013 13:28

    Good point. I will look into that.

    #65820 Feb 11, 2013 14:40

    Johan, have you found this with the CMS 6R2 integration or 7 integration?

    Reason I'm asking is because I can see this happening for 6R2 but for 7 dynamic content *should* be rendered and indexed as XhtmlStrings are indexed as the return value of ToHtmlString(AnonymousPrincipalDude).

    #65832 Feb 11, 2013 19:09
  • Johan Petersson
    Member since: 2007

    6R2 Joel. I guess some Regex-magic can get rid of the curly braces. I've already overridden SearchText and added some own content, so it wouldn't be a big effort to fix that.

    But I thought I'd check with you guys first and see if you had a solution to the problem.

    #65836 Feb 12, 2013 0:40
  • Linus Ekström
    Member since: 2002


    Not sure if it's related but there is a bug that the page property dynamic content does not handle rendering when calling prop.ToString() in EPiServer 7.

    #65837 Feb 12, 2013 7:42
  • Johan Petersson
    Member since: 2007

    Ok, here is my solution... first remove the default implementation of SearchText and then add our.

        .ExcludeField(page => page.SearchText()) // Exclude the default SearchText
        .IncludeField(page => page.SearchText(true)); // Include our extened SearchText

    And the actual implementation of our SearchText

    public static string SearchText(this PageData page, bool extended)
        StringBuilder content = new StringBuilder();
        // Removes dynamic content plugins
        string text = Regex.Replace(page.SearchText(), @"\{\w+\}", string.Empty);
        // Add extra content from "tab pages"
        foreach (var tab in DataFactory.Instance.GetChildren(page.PageLink))
            if (tab.PageTypeID == Settings.Instance.TabPageTypeID)
                content.AppendLine(tab["TabHeading"] as string);
                content.AppendLine(tab["TabBody"] as string);
        return content.ToString().StripHtml();


    #65864 Feb 12, 2013 15:10