Behind a Search Form
Some sites on the internet contain their own search engines, which will allow you to find information on that site. A good example is this site from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery.
What to do
Inside an agent, open up the advanced configuration page, by clicking on more actions and then selecting "advanced configuration" from the drop-down menu.
You will see under webnews and webpages that you have the possibility to add sources behind a search form.
When you click to add a source behind a search form, a window will open:
To fill this window in correctly, go to the page on which you can see the search form. Copy the URL and then paste it in at the top "Webpage address to be monitored" under URL. When you click in the field "Name" Digimind will automatically name the source for you. You may if you wish modify this.
When you have completed the form, click on next.
This will take you to the next page,on which Digimind will ask you to enter your search query.
Complete the search query. In my example from the CalRecycle page, I'm interested in articles about Business Waste Reduction in English. I need to complete this information in the search box and then click on "Search".
This will take me to a new page, on which I can see the type of results I will get:
And at the top of this page I can see:
To generate the results seen on this page as an information flow, click on "validate". You will then see a success message from Digimind.
Back on the properties page of the agent, you will now see that this source has been added to the agent:
You can also see this source on the advanced configuration page of the agent:
Note on Technical Help
It is possible to configure all types of source. However you may find that the particular source you would like to track does not seem to be recognized by Digimind. This is due to the way in which that webpage has been constructed. If this is the case, please contact your Digimind consultant or our R&D team, who will assist you.