An introduction to FoxTrot Search Server

CTM FoxTrot search products share the belief that less is more: fewer search results can mean greater relevance and satisfaction. Precision searching means first returning searches that match exactly your search terms, then enabling you you to "zero in" on the documents you need.

A tip on experimenting and deploying FoxTrot Search Server

The first move when trying out FoxTrot Search Server is togaining familiarity with the abilities of FoxTrot Professional Search, then sharing an index across the network from the 30-day evaluation application.

For production-level deployment, install FoxTrot Search Server on the desired server and migrate the indices and settings within minutes.

There are three typical steps in using FoxTrot Search Server:

1. Build a search index for the specific folders containing your data only. Remember that less data indexed means higher satisfaction; avoid indexing entire hard disks since these will contain tens of thousands of irrelevant non-document files (system, library and application files).

2. Connect FoxTrot Professional Search to the server, and enter precise search terms for the query: unlike tools such as Spotlight, which treat your initial typing as an approximate query, FoxTrot will look for exactly what you typed, unless you explicitly use wildcard characters

3. Refine the list of found items using categorization: Instead of first defining the exact criteria for the searched document (with the risk of overloading the query with irrelevantcriteriathat have no matches) FoxTrot will present both a list of all matching hits, and a set of selectable categories to narrow down the list to a manageable quantity.