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kastania
Messages: 19
Registered: May 2007
Junior Member
I get not wanted HTML TAGS in my snippet.

Doing various tests I found out that the problem is when I need to search in multiple columns of a table.
That is when I create a user_datastore that uses a procedure that concatenates the columns.
And especially when the data with the html tags is in a VARCHAR2 column.
e.g
[code]--create the table
CREATE TABLE CONTENT_TRANS (content_trans_id NUMBER,
main_text CLOB,
title vARCHAR2(2000),
oracle_text_column VARCHAR2(1));

alter table "CONTENT_TRANS" add constraint CONTENT_PK primary key("CONTENT_TRANS_ID") ;

--Insert dummy data
Insert into CONTENT_TRANS
(CONTENT_TRANS_ID,MAIN_TEXT,TITLE)
values
(1,'lorem','lorem

qualification
2.1 ');

Insert into CONTENT_TRANS
(CONTENT_TRANS_ID,MAIN_TEXT,TITLE)
values
(2,'lorem','lorem
qualification
2.1 ');

--CREATE THE procedure that concatenates main_text(CLOB) and title(VARCHAR2)

CREATE OR REPLACE PROCEDURE CONTENT_TRANS_PROC( p_id in rowid, p_lob IN OUT clob)
IS
BEGIN
FOR c1 IN (SELECT main_text||' '||title data FROM content_trans WHERE ROWID = p_id)
LOOP
dbms_lob.copy( p_lob, c1.data,
dbms_lob.getlength( c1.data ));
END LOOP;
END;
/

--Create the user datastore
BEGIN
ctx_ddl.create_preference( 'content_trans_datastore', 'user_datastore' );
ctx_ddl.set_attribute( 'content_trans_datastore', 'procedure', 'CONTENT_TRANS_PROC' );
END;
/

--Create the index
CREATE INDEX content_trans_ot_idx ON content_trans(ORACLE_TEXT_COLUMN)
INDEXTYPE IS ctxsys.CONTEXT PARAMETERS ('datastore content_trans_datastore SYNC(ON COMMIT) filter ctxsys.null_filter section group ctxsys.html_section_group');

exec ctx_doc.set_key_type('PRIMARY_KEY');

--Perform the query
SELECT SCORE(1),ct.content_trans_id, ctx_doc.snippet('content_trans_ot_idx', ct.content_trans_id, 'lorem') as snippet
from content_trans ct
where contains(ct.ORACLE_TEXT_COLUMN, 'lorem', 1) > 1;


Results WITH NOT WANTED HTML TAGS:
6 1 <b>lorem</b> <b>lorem</b> &lt;p&gt;qualification&lt;/p&gt; 2.1
6 2 <b>lorem</b> <b>lorem</b> &lt;br&gt;qualification&lt;/br&gt; 2.1

[Updated on: Wed, 13 October 2010 04:14]

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Re: Not wanted HTML tags in snippet searching multiple columns of a table [message #478930 is a reply to message #478884] Wed, 13 October 2010 12:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Barbara Boehmer
Messages: 8024
Registered: November 2002
Location: California, USA
Senior Member
You could create a function to strip out the html tags:

SCOTT@orcl_11gR2> SET DEFINE OFF
SCOTT@orcl_11gR2> CREATE OR REPLACE FUNCTION no_html
  2    (p_string  IN VARCHAR2)
  3    RETURN	     VARCHAR2
  4  AS
  5    v_string_in   VARCHAR2 (32767) := p_string;
  6    v_string_out  VARCHAR2 (32767);
  7  BEGIN
  8    WHILE INSTR (v_string_in, '&gt;') > 0 LOOP
  9  	 v_string_out := v_string_out
 10  		      || SUBSTR (v_string_in, 1, INSTR (v_string_in, '&lt;') - 1);
 11  	 v_string_in  := SUBSTR (v_string_in, INSTR (v_string_in, '&gt;') + 4);
 12    END LOOP;
 13    v_string_out := v_string_out || v_string_in;
 14    RETURN v_string_out;
 15  END no_html;
 16  /

Function created.

SCOTT@orcl_11gR2> SHOW ERRORS
No errors.
SCOTT@orcl_11gR2> COLUMN snippet FORMAT A50 WORD_WRAPPED
SCOTT@orcl_11gR2> SELECT SCORE(1),
  2  	    ct.content_trans_id,
  3  	    no_html
  4  		(ctx_doc.snippet
  5  		  ('content_trans_ot_idx',
  6  		   ct.content_trans_id,
  7  		   'lorem')) as snippet
  8  from   content_trans ct
  9  where  contains (ct.ORACLE_TEXT_COLUMN, 'lorem', 1) > 1
 10  /

  SCORE(1) CONTENT_TRANS_ID SNIPPET
---------- ---------------- --------------------------------------------------
         6                1 <b>lorem</b> <b>lorem</b> qualification 2.1
         6                2 <b>lorem</b> <b>lorem</b> qualification 2.1

2 rows selected.

SCOTT@orcl_11gR2>

Re: Not wanted HTML tags in snippet searching multiple columns of a table [message #479241 is a reply to message #478930] Fri, 15 October 2010 08:43 Go to previous message
kastania
Messages: 19
Registered: May 2007
Junior Member
I hoped there was a faster and Oracle Text automated way to eliminate HTML tags:(
I took your suggestion and removed manually the tags.

Thanks for answering.
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