This page provides
links to the PowerPoint slide presentations used during formal classroom
training for SiteSearch. They are made available to you here as support
and reference for SiteSearch courses that you may have already taken or
to help you prepare for courses that you are planning to attend. Since
the slide presentations do not include an audio portion, they are not
currently a replacement for formal classroom training. Full classroom
training includes lecture, instructor-led activities, and group exercises
to clarify concepts, procedures, and other information introduced on the
The following table
contains links to the current PowerPoint presentations about SiteSearch
along with a brief description of each presentation's content:
presentation introduces you to the main concepts, architecture,
and standards underlying SiteSearch and its functionality. It provides
the foundations for other presentations that focus on individual
components of the SiteSearch software. This is the first presentation
in a series about WebZ and it is the recommended starting point
if you are unfamiliar with the SiteSearch software.
for installation, configuration, and administration of WebZ are
provided in this slide presentation.
and Server Configuration
how WebZ finds a database, index mapping, and configuring a group
database are the main topics of this presentation. An exercise is
provided to give you the opportunity to configure a remote database
for access through the WebZ interface.
identifies the different implementations of Java in the SiteSearch
Suite. Packaging, the CLASSPATH, and system API documentation are
also covered. The last section of the presentation defines and demonstrates
how you can use WebZ rules-based formatting to display records in
the WebZ interface.
Interface Creation and Customization
presentation, you first revisit page processing in WebZ and then
you are introduced to to the concept of interface styles and their
configuration in the Out of the Box Interface (OBI), version 1.
Component and System Troubleshooting
of interface and database security are discussed in this slide presentation.
You are given a tour of the Access Component and the structure of
the mSQL database that supports it. An optional exercise at the
end is provided to give you the opportunity to configure the Access
Component to work with remote databases available in the OBI, version
Local Databases with Database Builder
leads you through procedures for defining a set of database rules
(indexes), building a database using the ssdot utility, testing
a database using various tools, and maintaining a database's structure
Local Databases with Record Builder
revisits the procedure for building a local database and introduces
you to the capability of updating the database online using the
cataloguer interface in the Record Builder application. Additionally,
the Record Builder application is defined, contrasted, and compared
in relation to the WebZ and Database Builder components.