Thursday Mar 24, 2016

Searching in the Ops Center library

So, I've seen a few questions about the search function in the Ops Center doc library. This is a bit embarrassing, since the search function is supposed to answer questions instead of creating them. But, I figured I'd go over how the search works and how to tweak its settings.

Basically, the default setting for the search is based on where you are. If you do a search from the main page of docs.oracle.com,  it will cover literally every product library:


If you do a search from the Ops Center library, it will default to only searching the Ops Center library:

You can click Select in the categories on the left to see the current search options (and change them if need be):


If you're trying to find something within a specific book, then you can open up the book and then use the search box on the left:


Those are the basics of the search function in Ops Center.

Monday Mar 10, 2014

Searching the Ops Center Documentation

I wanted to tell you a bit about how the search works in the documentation for 12.2.

When you do a search on the 12.2 documentation, in addition to giving you the sections that match your criteria, it gives you a few other categories of info:


The results on the left are the general search - what sections of what books best match your criteria.

The first box on the right, "Refine Results," is links to refined searches - to concepts, tasks, and examples that match your criteria. If you're searching for a specific procedure, then seeing examples or tasks is a quick way to narrow your search down, and concepts can be helpful if you're looking for background information.

The second box on the right, "Top Matching Books," is links to the top level of the books that best match your search. If you're looking for a general topic and all of the explanation and related procedures, this can be a useful tool.

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