|Oracle® Outside In File ID Developer's Guide
Part Number E12875-03
File ID is part of Oracle's family of OEM products known as Outside In Technology, a powerful document extraction, conversion and viewing technology that can access the information in more than 500 file formats.
There may be references to other Outside In Technology SDKs within this manual. To obtain complete documentation for any other Outside In product, see:
and click on Outside In Technology.
This chapter includes the following sections:
The updated list of supported formats is linked from the page
http://www.outsideinsdk.com/. Look for the data sheet with the latest supported formats.
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) files are now identified and processed by the XML filter.
Support has been added to uniquely identify MSGs and EMLs to which a digital signature has been applied.
Support has been added for Outlook 2010 PST and OST files, including support for High Encryption in all versions of Outlook PST and OST files.
Support has been added for Apple iWork 09 files – uniquely identifying Pages, Numbers and Keynote files with and without PDF previews.
Support has been added for Microsoft Office 2013 files.
Support has been added for Access 2000, 2007/2010, Web Database and template files.
Support has been added for Corel QuattroPro and Presentations X5 files.
Support has been added for Microsoft OneNote Package, TOC and Pages files.
Support has been added for AutoDesk DWF Archive files.
Support has been added for Excel 2007 XML files.
Support has been added for Red Hat Linux (x86 64-bit), Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.
Certification on Windows 2000 has been discontinued.
The Outside In File ID API allows developers to identify files using the same technology that all Outside In products use internally. This specification uses a 16-bit value called the ID or type ID to identify different file formats. These IDs are defined in sccfi.h.
This API includes the following functions:
FIIdFile: Returns an ID given a file.
FIIdFileEx: Returns an ID and an ID name given a file.
FIGetFirstId: Returns the first ID in the range of IDs used by this API.
FIGetNextId: Returns the next ID in the range of IDs used by the API.
Each Outside In product has an sdk directory, under which there is a subdirectory for each platform on which the product ships (for example, fi/sdk/fi_win-x86-32_sdk). Under each of these directories are the following three subdirectories:
docs: Contains both a PDF and HTML version of the product manual.
redist: Contains only the files that the customer is allowed to redistribute. These include all the compiled modules, filter support files, .xsd and .dtd files, cmmap000.bin, and third-party libraries, like freetype.
sdk: Contains the other subdirectories that used to be at the root-level of an sdk: common, lib (windows only), resource, samplefiles, and samplecode (previously samples). In addition, one new subdirectory has been added, demo, that holds all of the compiled sample apps and other files that are needed to demo the products. These are files that the customer should not redistribute (.cfg files, exportmaps, and so forth.).
In the root platform directory (for example, fi/sdk/fi_win-x86-32_sdk), there are two files:
README: Explains the contents of the sdk, and that makedemo must be run in order to use the sample applications.
makedemo (either .bat or .sh – platform-based): This script will either copy (on Windows) or Symlink (on UNIX) the contents of …/redist into …/sdk/demo, so that sample applications can then be run out of the demo directory.
The following notice must be included in the documentation, help system, or About box of any software that uses any of Oracle's executable code:
Outside In File ID© 1991, 2012 Oracle.