Custom Search Adapters Are Not Getting Invoked In WebCenter Framework Application

(Doc ID 1909483.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 22, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


After having upgraded a WebCenter Framework application from to, the custom Search Adapters are not getting invoked any more.

The sample code of the application created in has been taken from the following documentation

Oracle® Fusion Middleware Developer's Guide for Oracle WebCenter Portal
11g Release 1 (

Part Number E10148-19

Building Adapters for the Search Service

and  should still work in as documented here:

Oracle® Fusion Middleware Developing Portals with Oracle WebCenter Portal and Oracle JDeveloper
11g Release 1 (

Part Number E27739-05

Building Adapters for Search


The setup works fine in and, but when the same EAR is deployed to, the search adapters are not getting invoked at all.

Searching for users e.g. 'testuser' works fine but for the search term 'Init' which should be found from the custom search base there are no results.


Patch up to


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