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Preconfiguration Checklist

Before you proceed with your configuration, you should decide on the following issues. The following table lists questions and provides a column for your answers.

Do you want to index a Unicode or a code page database?
If indexing a Unicode database, do you want to optimize the index in a particular language? (This decision has to be made depending on which language data the database uses predominantly.)
What do you want to search? Database tables and external documents?
If searching on database tables, what are the names of the tables and the business components?
Do you know the approximate sizes of the table data that you plan to index? If indexing Siebel file attachments, the sizes should be determined as well. For a table that supports periodic indexing, as is the case with all Siebel generated Search Server tables, the index overhead is typically in the range of 25% to 50% of the total text size. For information, see the Hummingbird documentation.
If searching on external documents, what is the location of the file server holding the external documents and the name of the highest-level directory containing those documents?
What are names of the Siebel database tables that you want to search and their location on the network?
What configuration changes (if any) you plan to make to Hummingbird?
Do you use Siebel Advanced Search?
If you are using Siebel Advanced Search, do you want to customize the thesaurus and the character variant files?
Will you be installing Siebel Search for mobile client in disconnected mode?

 Siebel Search Administration Guide, Version 7.5, Rev A 
 Published: 18 April 2003