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Add search results provider (extensibility point) #738

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sqs opened this Issue Sep 6, 2018 · 0 comments

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sqs commented Sep 6, 2018

Extensions should be able to contribute search results to a search. For example, if I type a query foo into Sourcegraph or GitHub search, it should be possible for extensions to provide additional results that are displayed on the search results page.

Use cases: extensions that provide search results from:

  • Google Docs
  • Formatted documentation (e.g., from Sphinx, JSDoc, etc.)
  • JIRA tickets' full text and metadata (related: #141)
  • Logs (e.g., by hitting the search API of your logging system)

This makes it possible for developers to have a single search box that searches everything they care about (all of their tools/systems).

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@sqs sqs changed the title Add search provider (extensibility point) Add search results provider (extensibility point) Oct 19, 2018

@chrismwendt chrismwendt transferred this issue from sourcegraph/sourcegraph-extension-api Nov 5, 2018

@sqs sqs added the search label Jan 30, 2019

@sqs sqs added this to the Backlog milestone Jan 30, 2019

@sqs sqs added the feature-request label Mar 21, 2019

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