Google Custom Search

The Google Custom Search Engine (CSE) platform module brokers all communication with a Google Custom Search Engine.


To add Google CSE connectors to a Maven project, you must add this dependency to your project’s pom.xml file:


Required attributes

apiKey (java.lang.String)
The unique ID of the CSE (much like an API key).

Optional attributes

client (java.lang.String)
The CSE 'client' query parameter - which front-end to use.

dateFields (java.lang.String)
Which fields in the index represent dates. This is a comma separated list.

numericFields (java.lang.String)
Which fields in the index represent numbers. This is a comma separated list.

output (java.lang.String)
Return output with (xml) or without (xml_no_dtd) Google’s DTD.
Default: xml_no_dtd

Attributes shared across platforms

host (java.lang.String)
The URI of the platform. Must be specified using the full URI (for example, http://localhost:1234; localhost:1234 won’t work).

name (java.lang.String)
The display name of this Platform instance. Used for identifying different platforms in the user interface.

aliases (java.lang.String)
Manage mappings from field names to aliases (use a comma-separated list). All references to the field (via this platform) in results, facets, filters, and query strings are mapped. For example, to refer to a field in the index named firstnamelastname as name and countryofresidence as country, use these mappings: aliases="firstnamelastname=name,countryofresidence=country"

defaultQuery (java.lang.String)
Default query to use when none is specified.

defaultFacets (java.lang.String)
Default facets to request when none are specified. This is a comma separated list.

spellCheck (java.lang.Boolean)
Spellcheck the Query term if supported by the Platform.
Default: true

expandQuery (java.lang.Boolean)
Apply advanced linguistics such as stemming or lemmatization if supported by the Platform.
Default: true

autoCorrect (java.lang.Boolean)
Whether to auto-correct and resubmit futile queries (queries with zero results).
Default: true

fileTypeField (java.lang.String)
Set which field contains information about file type (mime type).

resultIDField (java.lang.String)
Set which field represents the unique identifier for a given result.

pageLimit (java.lang.Long)
A limitation to which page the platform will offset.