Allows you to submit a natural language, Boolean, bracketed Boolean, keyword, field, or fuzzy query to IDOL Content Component.

You must specify query syntax by setting Text or FieldText, or both.

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This action requests documents that are conceptually similar to the specified text.

Required Parameters

You must set at least one of the following parameters.

Parameter Description
FieldText Add a field restriction to the query.
Text The query text.

Optional Parameters

This action accepts the following optional parameters.

Parameter Description
Abridged (Internal parameter) Whether to send abridged results to the DAH.
AbsWeight Use absolute weights, rather than percentage relevance.
AgentBooleanField A field that contains Boolean agent expressions.
AgentParamsField A field that contains extra query parameters for AgentBoolean queries.
AgentSecurityField A field that contains the SecurityInfo for secure documents in AgentBoolean queries.
AnyLanguage Allows IDOL Content Component to return documents in any language.
AutoPhrase Applies automatic phrase quotations to all terms in the query text before sentence-breaking, N-gram breaking, or decomposition.
CaseSensitive Determines the case sensitivity of field specifiers.
Characters The number of characters that a summary can contain.
Cluster Clusters the results that IDOL Content Component returns.
ClusterThreshold The percentage relevance that documents must have to each other to be grouped in a cluster.
ClusterTitleLength The maximum number of characters in a cluster title.
Combine Combine results that derive from the same source.
CombineNumber Increases the number of results that the action returns, if you set Combine to FieldCheck, or to a reference field.
CustomWeight Whether to use your custom term weight file, if one exists.
DAHEndState Define the range of results to return in a batch.
DAHStartState Returns results in batches.
DatabaseMatch The database to retrieve results from.
DefaultOperator The default operator to use between query terms in the text.
DetectLanguageType Detect the correct language type of the text.
DontMatchID Document IDs for documents that you do not want to return.
DontMatchReference References for documents that you do not want to return.
EndTag The end HTML tag to apply to highlighted terms.
FieldCheck Match results that have a specified value in a FieldCheckType field.
FieldRecurse Returns the chain of values in a document ReferenceMemoryMappedType field.
FieldRestriction Restrict the query terms to a field.
FieldText Add a field restriction to the query.
FieldTextField A field that contains a FieldText expression to use.
HardFieldRestriction Specifies that the fields in FieldRestriction are the only fields allowed in the matching process for both FieldText and Text.
Highlight Whether to highlight link terms or sentences in the results.
HighlightTagTerm Adds an attribute to the StartTag to indicate the term that is highlighted.
IgnoreSpecials Ignore certain special characters.
IRS Send the query to an instant response server (IRS).
LanguageType The language type of the query text.
LinkFieldText The FieldText expression to match in the linked documents when FieldText contains an expression with the LINK field specifier.
MatchAllTerms Whether to return only results that match all query terms.
MatchEncoding The encoding that a document must have to return.
MatchID Document IDs for documents that you want to return.
MatchLanguage The language that a document must have to return.
MatchLanguageType The language type that a document must have to return.
MatchReference Document references that can return.
MaxDate The maximum creation date that a document can have to return.
MaxID The highest document ID to return.
MaxLinksPerTerm Reduce the maximum occurrence of each term for categorization.
MaxPrintChars The maximum number of characters to print in fields.
MaxQueryTerms The maximum number of terms to use in the query.
MaxResults The maximum number of results to print.
MaxScore The maximum score that results can obtain.
MinDate The minimum creation date that a document can have to return.
MinID The minimum document ID to list.
MinLinks The minimum number of links in results documents.
MinScore The minimum score that results must have.
MinTermLength The minimum length that a term can have after stemming.
MultiStage Use multistage query for the DAH.
MultiStageInfo The VDBs to use for the multistage query.
MultiStageMinResults The minimum number of results to return in the multistage query.
MultiStagePageBackward Page backward in the multistage query.
MultiStageStartState The start state for the multistage query.
MultiStageTotalStages The total number of stages for the multistage query.
OutputEncoding The encoding to convert the results to.
PageInfo Whether to return the page numbers of pages that contain the query terms, within each result document.
PerformanceAnalysis Return query performance information.
Predict Whether to predict the total number of results.
Print Defines the fields to display.
PrintEngine Whether to display information about the DAH child servers that results come from.
PrintFields Overrides fields that display by default.
QuerySummary Return a summary of the best terms and phrases in the results.
QuerySummaryAdvanced Whether to enable the advanced algorithm for query summaries, for Dynamic Summaries and Automatic Query Guidance.
QuerySummaryIDs Whether to include the IDs of parent documents for query summary phrases in the response.
QuerySummaryLength The maximum number of best terms to use in a query summary.
QuerySummaryMaxDocLength The maximum number of characters in each document to use to generate a query summary.
QuerySummaryNumbers Whether to allow numeric and alphanumeric values in query summaries.
QuerySummaryPhraseLength The maximum number of terms to include in each query summary phrase.
QuerySummaryPlus Whether to enable the QuerySummaryPlus algorithm for query summaries.
QuerySummaryStopPhraseMode Disable the configured QuerySummaryStopPhraseMode.
QuerySummaryTerms The number of terms to use to generate a query summary.
QuerySummaryWhiteListMode Disable the configured QuerySummaryWhiteListMode.
ReferenceField Restricts the DontMatchReference and MatchReference parameters to the specified reference field.
SecurityInfo The security details.
Sentences The number of sentences that the summary can contain.
ShowReasons Whether to include details of the matching words and phrases in a result.
SingleMatch Return a single result.
Sort The display order to use for results.
SourceFields A list of fields to use to generate a QuerySummary.


Checks the spelling of terms in the Text.
Start Print results from this position onwards.
StartTag The opening HTML tag to apply to highlighted terms.
StateDontMatchID The state token of a group of documents to not return.
StateMatchID The state token of a group of documents to return.
StateMatchOriginalSection Whether to return only sections from a state token that were matched in the original query.
Stemming Whether to use stemming for advanced search.
StoredStateDetail Return Engine and EngineIndex elements for result documents, as well as child server details.
StoredStateField The field that contains reference values to use to create the state token.
StoredStateTokenLifetime The length of time to keep the stored state token.
StoreState Whether to store results in a state token.
Summary The type of summary to return with the results.
Synchronous Whether to run the action synchronously or asynchronously.
Synonym Whether to run a synonym query.
Text The query text.
TextParse The format of the Text.
TimeoutMS The period after which the action times out.
TotalResults Displays the total number of results found.
UserMetaFields Creates a new metafield by performing a mathematical operation on document fields.
WeighFieldText Adjusts results relevance according to FieldText matching.
XMLMeta Whether to return additional metadata for each result.

This action accepts the following standard ACI action parameters.

Parameter Description
ActionID A string to use to identify an ACI action.
EncryptResponse Encrypt the output.
FileName The file to write output to.
ForceTemplateRefresh Forces the server to load the template from disk.
Output Writes output to a file.
ResponseFormat The format of the action output.
Template The template to use for the action output.
TemplateParamCSVs A list of variables to use for the specified template.