Brightdayler
Search engine checker
 
Entering information in Brightdayler tables
Pages Definitionholds information for pages you want checking. If you want to check the same page with different search engines or different search words you will need several entries in this table. Before filling the information into records in this table you should run a search with the intended search engine from your browser as normal. Look at how the text is formatted in the generated url. The best option is to cut and paste the parts into the Page and Engine records.
urltxtthe string containing the url you want to search for
searchtextthe text as entered in the url sent to the search engine. Spaces are not allowed in urls and if you enter them here they will be replaced by +s or %20. If you want to search for word combinations using quotes you should use %22
engineidthe record ID for the engine defined in the Engine table
maxpagesthe number of pages to search through before it gives up
lastcheckedfilled in by Brightdayler as it monitors the search engines
days between checkshow long to leave it before re-checking. You can have fractions of a day i.e. 0.25 would check every six hours
Search Engine Definitionholds information for extracting data from whatever search engine you want to use. This has not been hard coded into the application in order to give flexibility as search engines evolve:
url part 1up to the beginning of the search words
url part 2from the end of the search words to the beginning of the page number
url part 1from the end of the page number
recStarttext to uniquely identify the start of each search result (view the source of the results page with a text editor)
startCachetext to uniquely identify the start of the url holding the cached results for the page
endCachetext to uniquely identify the end of the url holding the cached results for the page
startDatetext to uniquely identify the start of the date text on the cached results page
endDatetext to uniquely identify the end of the date text on the cached results page
recordsPPagethe number of records to allow per page when checking through search results
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