Override Confluence/Jira quick search?

I would like to override Confluence/Jira search using my own logic, sorting and type of results returned... Any ideas how this could be designed?

I could probably leverage SearchPerformedEvent to listen for search events and then get the input from the "Quick Search" box and run my plugin code and redirect the user to another page where I am displaying the results. My only concern here is if Confluence is still going to search the index for the originated user search query and thus two searches to be performed... overwhelming the system?

What do you think?


...or looking at the class API there is a method getNumberOfResults which means this event is triggered after the the actual index search has been performed.

So do you guys know of a way to intercept the search before the index is searched?

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Sorting the results can be done with a Lucene Booster, https://developer.atlassian.com/display/CONFDEV/Lucene+Boosting+Strategy+Module

You can also use the Extractor module to enhance page's searchable indexes. https://developer.atlassian.com/display/CONFDEV/Extractor+Modulewhich will let you update/insert the indexes based on content creation and updates.

Based on your comment I will assume you know about the Search API, https://developer.atlassian.com/display/CONFDEV/Searching+Using+the+V2+Search+API

If you truly want to implement your own search, and own it all, you need to tear out the built in search. Which means modifying the templates to remove the internal search fields, and supply your own.


Hey @todor I'm not sure if you were able to make progress, but I see you upvoted my answer ( a good sign ?) If you're satisified be sure to mark the answer "correct" so other users looking for unanswered questions can help other users.

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