Using content maps with Domain Search

Content maps let users browse for information rather than search for it using full-text search. Content maps organize documents by topics, or content, into categories.

About this task

You can assign document content categories for documents in the Domain Catalog to organize information in a content map.

To assign content categories

About this task

You can assign content categories to both Notes® client documents and Web URLs. You assign content categories from a Notes client, and you must have Author access to the Domain Catalog database.

Procedure

  1. From the Notes client, do one of the following:
    • To categorize a Notes document, navigate to the document. You must have at least Editor access to the document (or Author access if you created the document).
    • To categorize a Web URL, make sure that the default browser in your Location document is set to Notes. Then, in the Notes client, navigate to the Web page by clicking the Open URL icon and entering the URL in the Address field.
  2. Choose File > Document Properties.
  3. Click the Meta tab (plus sign +).
  4. Do one of the following:
    • To assign the document to an existing category, click Categorize, select one or more categories, and click OK.
    • To assign the document to a new category, type the category name in the Keywords field.
  5. Click Post to Catalog.
    Note: If the Post to Catalog button is dimmed, try clicking another field on the Meta tab, or click another tab and then return to the Meta tab, to enable it.

    For a Notes document, click the Post to Catalog button to add content category information to hidden meta fields in the document header and to add a content categories document for the document to the Content by Category view in the Domain Catalog. For a Web URL, click this button to add a content categories document for the URL to the Content by Category view in the Domain Catalog.

To view content categories

About this task

The Domain Catalog displays content categories in the Content > By Category view.

Procedure

  1. From the Notes client click the arrow indicating the search icon.
  2. Choose Domain Search.
  3. Click Browse Catalog.
  4. In the view pane, click Content and then click By Category.
  5. Expand the categories to display document and URL titles.
  6. Double-click a document or URL title to open a link to the document or URL.

Results

You can customize the Content > By Category view to suit organization-specific needs.

For more information on customizing views, see the HCL Domino® Designer Help.

To change content categories

About this task

You change content categories by editing the DocContent Link documents in the Domain Catalog. You must have Editor access to the Domain Catalog.

Procedure

  1. From the Notes client click the arrow indicating the search icon.
  2. Choose Domain Search.
  3. Click Browse Catalog.
  4. In the view pane, click Content and then click By Category.
  5. Expand the categories to display document or URL titles.
  6. Select an entry to re-categorize and choose Actions > Edit Document. This displays the DocContent Link document for the entry.
  7. Specify a new category in the Keyword field.
  8. Click Save and Close.

Results

Note: This procedure updates the category information for this entry in the Domain Catalog but does not change the category information saved in the meta fields of the document itself.