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)

'-- 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)


End Sub

This was first published in November 2000

There are Comments. Add yours.

TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

Disclaimer: Our Tips Exchange is a forum for you to share technical advice and expertise with your peers and to learn from other enterprise IT professionals. TechTarget provides the infrastructure to facilitate this sharing of information. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy or validity of the material submitted. You agree that your use of the Ask The Expert services and your reliance on any questions, answers, information or other materials received through this Web site is at your own risk.