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SAP Help is a huge source to find information regarding SAP technologies. Having this source integrated in your own portal for searching is a great benefit. This Weblog describes step-by-step how you can integrate SAP Help Portal in your own portal for indexing and searching.


h4. Used Technologies:

NetWeaver Portal 7.0 SP 15 including Knowledge Management & Collaboration


h4. Limitations:

As searching the whole SAP Help will index too much resources, this blog is focused on how to search through SAP Help Netweaver 7.0.


h4. Implementation/Configuration Steps

Step 1: Create a HTTP System

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  1. Former Member
    Hi Denis

    A good example of indexing an external web site with KM!

    For those who follow steps without looking at the exact typing, if you are in a non-German location, you might want to have the URLs mentioned end in /en rather than /de. You could also pick a subset of the help content by being a bit more selective in the URL…

    Out of curiosity, how long did it take for the first index run?

    1. Hi Michael,

      thank you very much for you reply. Of course you are more flexible in the URL’s. I should have mentioned that. My configuration is only an example and you can use English notation, too.
      Nevertheless indexing SAP Help takes some time, because there are so much html-files which should be indexed. That it is why I restrict TREX from indexing only for SAP Netweaver 7.0 (see start page in Web Site) and only 15 hierarchy levels (see Crawler Parameter). I don’t know exactly how long it has taken. I think it was about 30 minutes.

      Best regards,

  2. Former Member
    We have Portal A which is configured to TREX1, we have created certain indexes on portal A and are able to perform searches on Portal A.

    Now we have Portal B also in landscape which will also be configured to same TREX1, once we create indexes on Portal B, will I be able to search from Portal A indexes of Portal B and vice versa?

    What are the possible solutions to implement this.
    Do I need to implement federated search? or I should be good as there is only one TREX box to which both portals are attached.



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