Searching Livelink Content from a SharePoint Site
The purpose of this is to create a Search Page in SharePoint site which will be used for searching and displaying search results from Livelink. The following steps will tell us how to do it.
1. Create a web part page in SharePoint (e.g. LivelilkSearch.aspx)
2. Create a user control using Visual Studio 2005\2008 which will have a text box (to enter the query string) a search button(Which will call the Livelink search service and pass the query from text box to get the search results) and a gridview to show the Search Results from Livelink.
3. In your visual studio project add a web reference to the Livelink Search Service.
4. Add the code for the OnClick event of the search button to form the proper query string and pass it as a parameter to the ApplyQuery function of the Search service and get the results and show them in the GridView.5. Add this user control as a web part(using SmartPart) on the Search page that we created.