Step 1: User sets up search channels in Awasu, without providing query string
I've tried this and my version (2.3 Pro) of Awasu's UI won't let me create a Search Channel without specifying a search term, and when the "Advance Syntax" setting is enabled I can't specify just the "*" wildcard character (as documented in Awasu's Help file
). So you may have to specify some placeholder text that will be replaced by your script.
Search Channel file names seem to be sequentially numbered and it appears
that you can simply clone an existing "n
.channel" file and save it with the next sequential number and Awasu will load it the next time it is run, but Taka will have to confirm if this is a good practice, as I don't know if the cloned channel get indexed by Awasu's search engine, etc.
If cloning a Search Channel's "n
.channel" file is a viable option then new possibilities open up: such as maintaining a Search Channel "template" file that you populate with your search criteria from text files or a database query and then save an updated copy of the "template" file to Awasu's "Channels" directly with the next sequential number. A simple 3 table database with a UI for your users to manage many "word lists" linked to many Awasu Search Channel files.