Building Search into your Applications with Amazon CloudSearch

3m setup · 115m access · 32m completion
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Building Search into Your Applications with Amazon CloudSearch

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This lab will introduce you to the basic concepts behind search engines, what they do and how they do it. You will learn how to create a search domain, configure it, upload data, build queries, and tune your ranking with Amazon CloudSearch. You will explore the features of the AWS console for Amazon CloudSearch, learning how easy it is to get started with CloudSearch. When you complete this lab, you will have all of the tools necessary to add search to your application.

Topics covered

This lab covers:

  • Understanding what search engines are and how CloudSearch works.
  • Managing and configuring search domains in CloudSearch, including creating a search domain and index data.
  • Querying a search domain to retrieve documents in multiple different ways, including queries that feature facets, geospatial searches, and field weighting.

Technical knowledge prerequisites

To successfully complete this lab, you should be familiar with AWS and the AWS Management Console. You should also have basic knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, and JSON. No previous search engine knowledge is required.

Start Lab

Notice the lab properties below the lab title:

  • setup - The estimated time to set up the lab environment.
  • access - The time the lab will run before automatically shutting down.
  • completion - The estimated time the lab should take to complete.
  1. Click START LAB to launch your lab. If you are prompted for a token, use the one distributed to you (or credits you've purchased).

    A status bar shows the progress of the lab environment creation process (the AWS Management Console is accessible during lab resource creation, but your AWS resources may not be fully available until the process is complete).

  2. Click OPEN CONSOLE, which will automatically log you in to the AWS Console.

Please do not change the Region unless instructed.

Common login errors

Error : Federated login credentials

If you see this message:

  • Close the browser tab to return to your initial lab window
  • Wait a few seconds
  • Click Open Console again

You should now be able to access the AWS Management Console.

Error: You must first log out

If you see this message:

  • Click To logout, click here
  • Close the browser tab to return to your initial Qwiklabs window
  • Click Open Console again

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