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Based on the ideas expressed in weblogs before (e.g. Extending Firefox & IE to ease SAP sites search by https://weblogs.sdn.sap.com/pub/u/27304 [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken]), I want to show you two similar Firefox Search Plugins that instead of addressing the corresponding SAP search sites directly routes your queries to Google’s advanced search (domain search), i.e. that googles only within certain SAP domains. The reason for doing so could be either that you’re googlophile, or that you much value Google’s speed and don’t care for up-to-dateness (I assume that SAP crawles its sites earlier than Google does).

I called the two plugins “SDN via Google” and “SAP Help via Google” (click the links to go to the mozdev.org site from where you can get the plugins). This is what you should see in Firefox’ search box on the top right:</p>

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Search Plugin Source Codes

Here are the two source codes that I used for the plugins:

“SDN via Google”:

  1. Mozilla/sdn.sap.com plug-in by Sven Kannengiesser (sven.kannengiesser@gmx.de)

  2. Updated on 31 March 2006

<search

   version=”7.1″

   name=”SDN via Google”

   description=”Search SDN (SAP Developer Network) using Google’s site search”

   method=”get”

   action=”http://www.google.com/search

   searchForm=”http://www.google.com/search

<interpret

    browserResultType=”result”

    charset = “UTF-8”

    resultListStart=”<!a>”

    resultListEnd=”<!z>”

    resultItemStart=”<!m>”

    resultItemEnd=”<!n>”

</search>

<browser

   update=”http://mycroft.mozdev.org/update.php/id0/sap-sdn-via-google.src

   updateIcon=”http://mycroft.mozdev.org/update.php/id0/sap-sdn-via-google.png

   updateCheckDays=”7″

</textarea>

“SAP Help via Google”:

  1. Mozilla/help.sap.com plug-in by Sven Kannengiesser (sven.kannengiesser@gmx.de)

  2. Updated on 31 March 2006

<search

   version=”7.1″

   name=”SAP Help via Google”

   description=”Search SAP Help using Google’s site search”

   method=”get”

   action=”http://www.google.com/search

   searchForm=”http://www.google.com/search

<interpret

    browserResultType=”result”

    charset = “UTF-8”

    resultListStart=”<!a>”

    resultListEnd=”<!z>”

    resultItemStart=”<!m>”

    resultItemEnd=”<!n>”

</search>

<browser

   update=”http://mycroft.mozdev.org/update.php/id0/sap-help-via-google.src

   updateIcon=”http://mycroft.mozdev.org/update.php/id0/sap-help-via-google.png

   updateCheckDays=”7″

-section which – if you have installed the Advanced Search Sidebar plugin for Firefox – will display a slim result list in the sidebar:</p>

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The Advanced Search Sidebar itself is a jewel. With it you are, for instance, able to open as many tabs/windows as you wish, filling each tab/window with the found page just by rightclicking on a link in the result list of the Advanced Search Sidebar.

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