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Web Search Feature



Information and Activation

The LSIT Web Search feature is powered by Mnogo Search. To activate the LSIT Search feature, Please submit a Web Features Request Form.


The contents of the search database will be automatically updated every night.


To use this service, create a form with an "action" pointing to the URL (/syscgi-bin/search.cgi) and include a hidden variable named "ul" containing the URL to your site. For Example:

<form method="get" action="/syscgi-bin/search.cgi">

<input type="hidden" name="ul" value="">

<input type="text" name="q"><br>


replacing "yourdept" and "yoursite" as appropriate.

Customizing Your Results Page

If you want to customize your results page to look like the rest of your pages, use the template that was copied to your share when the search service was activated. To use the custom template, use the url of the template file for the action, like this:

<form method="get" action="">

<input type="hidden" name="ul" value="">

<input type="text" name="q"><br>

  • Feel free to modify the look of this template. However, be careful to leave the comments and hidden fields intact as they are necessary to display the results correctly.
  • You may move and change the name of the template as long as the file name ends with .search
  • Be sure to make backups before making any changes.

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