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Please, give me some advice!

EPiServer cms 7.5
EPiServer Find 7.5

I want to filtering on categories and subjects and not all page types have these properties implemented.

Right now I have an interface (ISearchable) that I include on page types and document types that I want to be searchable.

The reason I chose an interface is that I also want to be able to choose which media types to be searchable

I would also get search results for a page if it contains a document that matches my search.

Alternative 1
var results = SearchClient.Instance.Search<IContent>(language)
                                                                         .For(searchText)
                                                                         .Filter(x => x.MatchTypeHierarchy(typeof(ISearchable
                                                                         .FilterForVisitor()
                                                                         .Track()
                                                                         .Skip(pageSize * (pageNo - 1))
                                                                         .Take(pageSize)
                                                                         .GetContentResult();

Alternativ 2
var results = SearchClient.Instance.Search<ISearchable>(language)
                                                                         .For(searchText)
                                                                         . Filter(x => x.Subject.Match(subjects))
                                                                         .FilterForVisitor()
                                                                         .Track()
                                                                         .Skip(pageSize * (pageNo - 1))
                                                                         .Take(pageSize)
                                                                         .GetContentResult();



Alternative 3
var results = SearchClient.Instance.Search<SearchBasePage>(language)
                                                                         .For(searchText)
                                                                         . Filter(x => x.Subject.Match(subjects))
                                                                         .FilterForVisitor()
                                                                         .Track()
                                                                         .Skip(pageSize * (pageNo - 1))
                                                                         .Take(pageSize)
                                                                         .GetContentResult();
In this case I skip the I idea of the interface, but I'm not sure how get a search hit for a page if it contains a document.

Alternative 4
Should I use Unified Search?
In Joels example http://joelabrahamsson.com/building-a-search-page-for-an-episerver-7-site-with-episerver-find/
He uses unified search, but this is for EPiServer 7 and not 7.5 which media types are new.

Are there any other options that are better than those above?


Please, help me to take a good decision!

#80958
Feb 05, 2014 22:14
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You should be using UnifiedSearch. This is the reason UnifiedSearch was built. UnifiedSearch in 7.5 fully support the new media model. 

#80970
Feb 06, 2014 9:21
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