VERITY Search Engine, PORTAL_INDEX process, Building a Search Index and Searching the Portal - very good post from Shyam Sundar.
All about PeopleSoft Portal Registry- Shyam Sundar
Verity is needs to installed in 8.50 and HCM 9.1 version. It no long comes as product with peoplesoft installation. following link has the details to install the verity search engine.
We do have details in the people books, It has not evolved as much as application find things on people books is not that friendly. I found one of link hosting the details of the changes hope this will be useful for you as well.
There was several solutions to find the navigation path for component and page. There were several SQL statements for different databases. Finally Oracle as developed page this purpose.
In the latest Ptools 8.50 and Application 9.1 application search is possible from two navigations.
1) Main Menu > Enterprise Components > Find Object Navigation
2) Setup HRMS > System Administration > Utilites > Portal Navigation Path
Search is possible with name of Component,Page,Secondary Page and Content Reference.
Search works fine with hidden components as well.
A lot of changes are expected to happen in the 8.52. RVP - Release value proposition of of 8.52 describe a lot interesting features. Very excited to work on 8.52 applications.
There are already a lot of blog providing detail information about the 8.52. I have included few of those in this post.