Monday, May 28, 2012

Google-like Search and LOVs using Oracle Text and ViewCriteria

Do you know the Google Advanced Search page? Very few people have ever seen the page, let alone used it. Now, why is that? It is simply because the "normal" single-field quick-search (that what we normally just call Google) is so incredibly effective.

OK, that's nice, but how can we create a Google-like search experience in ADF? I created a simple sample application that contains Google-like quick-search and LOVs (using Oracle Text). You will find the application below, including a step-by-step guide how to reproduce it.