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Search for a topics children including the childrens children


I've been searching and searching to find the right way to do my search, but can't find anything that does what I want. What I want to do is this:

Lets say I have a topic called MicrosoftOutlook. On that topicpage I have 1 tabpane with 5 tabs; Main, Configuration, Routines, Instructions and Other.
Each tab uses INCLUDE to show the tabs content. The tab Configuration uses INCLUDE to show the topicpage OutlookConfiguration wich also contain a tabpane with 3-4 tabs. ie Databases, ServiceAccounts and so on.

What I want to do for a search is to show (on the topicpage MicrosoftOutlook) all the childtopics, including the childtopics childtopics. A kind of hierarchy map that looks like this:

MicrosoftOutlook I dont have access to install new plugins so I have to do it with the standard macros. I do have FoEachplugin though.

Is there a way of doing this using a search, format search, startsection or something?

I went through all the examples in the search cook book and all other topics that has examples on Search, format, formatlist and so on but still nothing that does what I want... frown, sad smile


-- AlfredHernandez - 02 Nov 2012

Perhaps HierarchicalNavigation is sufficient for your needs? It would be possible to add one more level of nested search.

-- ArthurClemens - 02 Nov 2012

We use foswiki also as documentation platform. Maybe the TreePlugin will help you.

-- KlausReithmaier - 02 Nov 2012

The problem is that I cant install these plugins. Im just a user, not admin for the plattform

-- AlfredHernandez - 12 Nov 2012

This can be done using nested search. Each level of nesting needs to escape the escapes. It is extremely slow and server intensive especially if there are a large number of hits at the highest level.

See System.FormattedSearch#Method_1_40nesting_with_escapes_41

Or as ArthurClemens mentioned, you might be able to use HierarchicalNavigation as a starting point to add another level of nested searches.

-- GeorgeClark - 14 Nov 2012

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Subject Documentation, Missing functionality, Topic Markup Language and applications
Version Foswiki 1.1.3
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