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Creating A Search Agent To Search The Internet


Sub Initialize
'-- For each Query document selected by the Agent :
'-- This script will perform searches of Yahoo!'s site.

'-- Get unprocessed document collection from Current Database
Dim Session As New NotesSession
Dim currentdb As NotesDatabase
Set currentdb = Session.CurrentDatabase
Dim webdoc As NotesDocument

Dim unprocessed As NotesDocumentCollection
Set unprocessed = currentdb.unprocesseddocuments

'-- Iterate through collection
Dim doc As NotesDocument
Set doc = unprocessed.getfirstdocument

Do While Not (doc Is Nothing)

'-- Process Yahoo Documents Only
If doc.form(0) = "Yahoo Search" Then

'-- Get the search string from the document
Dim YahooQuery As String
YahooQuery = doc.QueryText(0)

'-- Yahoo! uses the plus character as the "And" operator.
'-- Loop through and replace spaces with plus characters.
Do While Instr(YahooQuery," ")
pos = Instr(YahooQuery," ")
YahooQuery = Left$(YahooQuery,pos - 1) + "+" +
Right$(YahooQuery, Len(YahooQuery) - pos)
Loop


'-- Perform the Full Text Search, returning the results
u = "http://av.yahoo.com/bin/query?p=" + YahooQuery

'- Get the page
Set webdoc = currentdb.getdocumentbyurl(u,True)
'- Make the new document a response to the query document
Call webdoc.MakeResponse(doc)
Call webdoc.save(True,False)

End If

'-- Label the Query Document
Call session.UpdateProcessedDoc(doc)

'-- Get next document
Set doc = unprocessed.getnextdocument(doc)

Loop

End Sub

This was first published in November 2000

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