Administrators can configure search providers in transaction Role Maintenance (PFCG) under a folder with the predefined ID @SEARCH@ that are then presented in the quick launch dropdown to end users owning the role with the search provider definition.
This entry can be used to define an external search engine that is to be made visible in NWBC. This is typically used to incorporate external search engines into all desktop clients. The entry text of each folder node is shown within the list of search engines on the client. The application is started when used.
A search provider is defined by a URL. There are the following types of URLs:
The figure below illustrates the search provider definition in PFCG and the effect on the quick launch dropdown: