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Posted on 2006-07-24
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I am currently working on a project for work, which entails placing a search button on the Intranet.  I have the code in place but when I try to search for a document, I get the following message:

Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, [no address given] and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.

I have the code below.  I have a feeling I am just missing something small.  Any help that can be given would be great.
Thank you!

HTML CODE:
<html>  
                <head>  
                <title>Search for documents</title>  
                </head>  
                <body background = "images/Tabackground.jpg" bgcolor="#FFFFFF">  
               
                <h2>Search for documents</h2>  

                <!--  Modify the following action to reflect the name of your search macro  -->  
                <!--  This can be a complete URL or a relative URL                          -->  
                <FORM NAME="search" ACTION="/cgi-bin/db2www/www/tatest/scripts/sample_search.ndm/output" METHOD="post">

                <!-- The following fields must be provided to the search macro, either as hidden fields or input fields  -->  
                <!--    Modify the index name and directory appropriately for the index being searched                   -->  
                <INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="frmIndexName" VALUE="taindex">
                <INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="frmDir" VALUE="/QIBM/UserData/HTTPSVR/index">  
                <INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="frmMapFile" VALUE="/QIBM/UserData/HTTPSVR/index/taindex.MAP_FILE">
                <INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="frmQueryType" VALUE="simple">  
                <INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="frmStartNum" VALUE="1">  
                <INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="frmPreference" VALUE="wildcard">  
                <INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="frmCaseSensitive" VALUE="no">  
                <INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="frmStemming" VALUE="no">  
                <INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="frmLogical" VALUE="AND">  
                <INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="frmPrecision" VALUE="100">  
                <INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="frmMaxCount" VALUE="10">
                <!-- New fields added -->
                <INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="frmFieldName" VALUE="BODY">
                <INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="frmSortOrder" VALUE="SORT_BY_RANK">
                <INPUT TYPE="hidden" NAME="frmAscDesc" VALUE="DESCENDING">

                <table>  
                <tr><td><b>Enter search terms :</b></td>  
                </tr>  
                <tr><td><INPUT TYPE="text" SIZE=50 NAME="frmSearchString" VALUE=""></td>  
                <td><INPUT TYPE="submit" NAME="Submit" VALUE="Search" ></td></tr>  
                </table>  
                </FORM>  
                </BODY>  
                </HTML>  
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Question by:Robinkeeley
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by:nschafer
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Hi Robinkeeley,

First of all let's turn off friendly Error messages.  This will give more detail in finding the problem.

Click to Tool --> Internet Options --> Advanced.
   Uncheck Show Friendly HTTP error messages and click OK

Load the page again, and report back the error message


Neal.
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by:Robinkeeley
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Hello Neal,

I did what you asked above and got the same results.

Internal Server Error
The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.

Please contact the server administrator, [no address given] and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.

More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
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nschafer earned 250 total points
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Hmm,

Generally you should get more information after turning off the friendly error messages.  Specifically the file and line of code where the error is occuring and a more detailed error message.

In any case, let's see what we can find out.

Your form looks fine, and frankly shouldn't cause this type of error even if there were a problem in it.  The problem is most likely in the cgi script.  I'm not familiar with the script you are using.  I find reference to it on a couple of IBM sites, so I'm assuming it is a fairly standard script and not one you designed. The most likely thing I can think of as a problem, assuming the cgi script works at all is that you are not providing the field names it is expecting.

 
Neal.
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by:Robinkeeley
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Thank you for your help.  I will take a look at the IBM sites.  I had a feeling the my path was wrong, so I am going to continue to figure it out.

Thanks again for your help.
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