system-search.pngAllows searching on the full wiki using wildcards, searching by space, getting search result RSS feeds and more
Developed by

XWiki Development Team

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LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License 2.1
Bundled With

XWiki Enterprise, XWiki Enterprise Manager


Starting with XWiki 5.1 the default search engine is based on Apache Solr. Prior to this version (from 2.4 Milestone 1 up to 5.1 Release Candidate 1) the default search engine was using Lucene. The Search Application includes database search by default but both Solr and Lucene have several benefits over database search. See the Solr Search Application and the Lucene Search Application for more details.

Database Search

The database search page is available by navigating to Main.DatabaseSearch.


Search Administration

Starting with XWiki Enterprise 2.4 M1 the Search Application can be configured in the dedicated section in the wiki administration section (Wiki Menu -> Administer XWiki -> Search).


In this section you can choose the default engine: Solr, Lucene or Database.


Search Suggest

Search Suggest feature was introduced in 3.0. This allows to search directly from the top-right search input (on Colibri and Flamingo Skins), without having to leaving the current page and going to the dedicated search page.

Search Suggest Usage

Type what you want to search on the top-right search input and you'll get live suggestions based on the configured sources. In the following image 4 sources have results that match the search term: Page Names, Page Content, Attachment Names and Users.


Search Suggest Administration

The search suggest feature is enabled by default. It can be disabled from the dedicated administration section.


In this section you can configure the search suggest sources that are available to fetch the live search results from. Note that only the sources that are active and that use the search engine configured on the current wiki are used. Search suggest sources have many configuration parameters but the most importat ones are the search engine, the service and the query string.


Known Bugs

Due to this bug in XE versions < 5.3 you can't add a new source via the UI. A workaround is to edit XWiki.SearchSuggestConfig in object mode.

Created by Vincent Massol on 2007/12/05 15:33

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