Creating new search collections | HCL Digital Experience

Before you can begin using remote search service, you must create two new search collections, one for JCR search, and one for Portal search.


  1. Manually create a JCR search collection by following the instructions that are outlined in Setting up a JCR search collection in the related links.
    Important: The steps that are outlined in Setting up a JCR search collection include instructions on how to create the new content source for the JCR search collection. Create the new content source for the JCR search collection before you create the Portal search collection.
  2. Manually create a Portal search collection by completing the following steps:
    1. To open the Manage Search portlet, click the Administration menu icon. Then, click Search Administration > Manage Search.
    2. Click Search collections.
    3. To create a new search collection, click New collection.
    4. Specify the following values for the parameters as required:
      Search Service
      Select Remote Search Service.
      Location of collection
      The directory location for the collection where you intend the search collection to be created. This parameter is to be specified as index directory location/collection name.
      Name of collection.
      Specify the name of the collection.
      Description of collection
      This parameter is optional.
      Specify Collection language
      Specify the collection language. By default this parameter is set to English (United States).
    5. Click OK.
      The collection displays in the Collections from All Services pane.

What to do next

Manually create new content sources for the Portal search collection.