Integrate Search in Applications using Vertex AI Search

Task 1. Enable APIs for Vertex AI API

  1. In Cloud console, from the Navigation menu go to APIs & Services > Enabled APIs & services.
  2. Click on the +Enable APIs and services button at the top fo the screen.
  3. Search for Discovery Engine API, then choose the first entry and click on Enable.

Task 2. Create and Preview a website search app
A website search app makes it easier for users to find the information they are looking for on your website.

Create a search engine and data store
Navigate to Search & Conversation in the left menu of Cloud console. If asked to enable APIs on the resulting page click the button to do so.
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On the resulting page. Click CREATE A NEW APP.

On the Create App page, make sure Search is selected, leave all settings as is and enter the following for the Your app name and Company Name fields:

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Click Continue.
On the Create a data store for your app page, click +CREATE NEW DATA STORE then select Website URLs as data source.
On the Specify the websites for your data store page, in the Sites to include field, enter:*

Click Continue.
On the Configure your data store page, in the Data store name field, enter:

On the data page, make sure Website is selected, and then click Create.

Preview the website search app

In the side panel, go to Preview, enter:
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Then press Enter.
Click the view icons to switch between mobile view and desktop view.
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You created a search engine and a data store where you indexed a website and then performed a search across that website.

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