Web services map parts: how do I add a new web service

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Hello,

I found this possibility great, but I only have access to Amazon, Facebook, ebay... How do I add a map part with a search engine like Google or another website I would like to follow?
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Brittney Mazzetta

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Hi Philippe. You should have the option to include Google or Bing. If you go to Map Parts>Web Services>Search. Please let me know if this helps.
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Hello Brittney,
Yes, I have this option also with Google and Bing. Sorry for not being clear in my question, I would like to create a web service with a web site which is not offered in the list given by Mindmanager :Yahoo.fr? Idealo.fr... What needs to be done?
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Brittney Mazzetta

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Thank you for getting back to me. Currently, this is not possible. However, I will make it an Idea so that our product team can take this into consideration for future releases. Thanks!
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There were some plans to document the webservices API, it's a combination of VBScript-like scripting (MMBAS), XML transformations and a map part zipped in one 'Web Services' file.

However, there never was any official documentation about this. Too bad, this really could have been a way to develop Mindjet as a platform.
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Thanks for your replies to both of you. This is really sad and disappointed. I have the same feeling many times with Mindjet, that ideas are there, but limits are always very near...

Mathieu, When you say "there never was OFFICIAL documentation about this" means there was UNofficial ones? If I could get any possibility to look where to see I could ask a colleague developer to look into it. Thanks for your reply!
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Esther van Wijngaarden

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Development info can be found in:
https://devzone.mindjet.com/display/m...
(You need to sign up)
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I don't think there is an undocumented webservices API that is not already part of the COM object API for Mindjet for Windows. As far as I know, the web search map parts are Smart Map Parts, or even GSMPs, Generic Smart Map Parts that use external scripting. XML transformations are available within the API but the MindManager schema is not separately documented. If you join the DevZone at https://devzone.mindjet.com/display/m... and/or email developer.network@mindjet.com for more information, then it should be possible to point you at the information required, or dig it out.
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@Philipe There is no unofficial documentation. I did start with finding out how the Web Parts work a couple of years ago by extracting the contents of an existing Web Part.

I think that's the best way to start: extracting an existing file and finding out how it's built. Part of developing Web Parts should be generic (writing the search results to MindManager), but part of it depends on the API of the web service you're querying.
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OK, thanks a lot for your answers. It looks a bit complicated to me... I will check with a colleague, expert in XML, to help me on this.

Kind regards

Philippe