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May 02, 2005

Better Search

It's time for to get a better search function. Why? Because the current one is, to put it politely, rubbish. Repeat after me;

  1. Go to
  2. In the search box at the top of the page type our search term - "Warehouse builder"
  3. Be amazed, as I was, that the first item on the results page isn't the product home page but a link to some kind of multimedia presentation about OWB and OLAP integration. An interesting topic but surely not the most relevant page on the site for my search terms.
  4. In fact, the Warehouse builder home page doesn't appear to be in the result set. Although I will confess to only clicking through the first eight pages of results before giving up.

Contrast this with the results from some randomly selected search engines; Google, Yahoo! (woops, not quite as good but better than the original), Ask Jeeves and AltaVista.

To save you having to suffer my pain, the Oracle Warehouse Builder home page is here, and no, the eagerly awaited "Paris" version still hasn't been released for public consumption.

Posted by Andy Todd at May 02, 2005 03:43 PM