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Creating a Scope and Tab for MOSS Search Center

Creating a Scope and Tab for MOSS Search Center
I am occasionally asked how to create a tab in the MOSS Search Center to search a given scope. This process is often confusing to administrators because it involves the creation of a scope, making the scope available, and then the creation of not just one, but two tabs in Search Center along with ASPX pages. Before beginning, this article assumes that you already have the Shared Services Provider (SSP) properly set up and that you have a "Search Center with Tabs" site available in your portal. For my example, I'll create a tab designed to search a specific document library that contains HR documents. Note that this article does not cover creating an "Advanced Search" capability - just a simple keyword search.

Create the Shared Scope
The first step is to create a Shared Scope that will target the document library. This Shared Scope will be set up in the Shared Services Provider using the following steps:
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You might be a bit confused on this ,the types of fields on a page are determined by the content type for the page. Each content type contains columns that correspond to the fields on the page. When you create a content type, you add column templates to the content type for each field. Column templates determine the default field control that is associated with the columns as well as the kind of content the field can contain, such as a single line of text, a hyperlink, or a picture.

Content types for page layouts are based on the Page content type and contain the columns for the fields that can be used on pages based on the page layout. The Page content type is a system content type template created by the Publishing Resources feature. The column templates from Page will be added to all Pages libraries created by the Publishing feature.

By default, the Page content type contains a number of columns that page layouts requires for publishing.