Search Engine Studio FAQ

Question ID:
Q2023
Question:
Can Search Engine Studio index data from the database on my server?
 
The way the program works is it indexes documents (e.g. web pages, PDF or Microsoft Office documents) and not records from a database. However, most likely you have dynamic pages (created with e.g. PHP, ASP, or another server-side technology) which pull and present the data from the database (e.g. MySQL, PostgreSQL).
Since the program contains a module which can crawl through a website and index such dynamically created documents (processed on the server-side), your database data will in this case be indexed.
If you have no such pages, you can create a simple script page which will pull the required records / fields from the database and present them to the user. Then, you can have the program index these pages (you might also need an index page with links to all possible record presentations).