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Building File System (Spider) Verity Indexes

You can index file systems that are local to the application server. This refers to any file system on the physical server on which your application server domain runs, and it also refers to any drives that are accessible from the application server machine. File systems might include file servers, report repositories, and so on.

The index is compiled by using vspider. The program descends into the directory structure recursively and indexes the file types that you've selected to be indexed. It indexes only files that Verity supports for collections.

This section discusses how to:

Setting File System Options

Select select PeopleTools, then select Search Engine, then select Filesystem Indexes to access the Design a Search Index page.

Image: Design a Search Index page (File system)

This example illustrates the fields and controls on the Design a Search Index page (File system). You can find definitions for the fields and controls later on this page.

Design a Search Index page (File system)
List local filesystem paths to spider

Specify the network file system path that contains the documents to index. Ensure that the local application server has the proper access to the file systems that you include in the list.

For Microsoft Windows, this means the drive mappings must be set up from the applications server. For UNIX, this means the correct network file system (NFS) mappings must be set on the application server.

To add a system path to the list, click the plus button. To remove a file system, click the minus button.

Remap Path to This URL

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Defining What to Index

Select select PeopleTools, then select Search Engine, then select Filesystem Indexes, then select What to Index to access the What to Index page.

Image: What to Index page

This example illustrates the fields and controls on the What to Index page. You can find definitions for the fields and controls later on this page.

What to Index page

MIME Types

Index all Mime-types

Select to index all MIME types on a website.

Index only these Mime-types

Select to index only a certain MIME type, and specify the file type in the MIME/Types Allowed list box. Separate multiple MIME types with a space.

Exclude these Mime-types

Select to exclude a set of MIME types, and specify the MIME types to exclude. Separate multiple MIME types with a space.

MIME/Types Allowed

Add a list of MIME types, separated by spaces, if you selected Index only these Mime-types orExclude these Mime-types.

Filenames

Index all filenames

Select to index all file types.

Index only these filenames

Select to index only a certain file type, and specify the file type in the Pathname Globs List list box.

Exclude these filenames

Select to exclude a set of file types, such as temporary files, but to index all others. Also specify the file types to exclude.

Pathname Globs List

Add the files that you want to incorporate into your index. Separate the entries with spaces. You can use wildcard characters (*) to denote a string and “?” to denote a single character. For example, the string '*.doc 19??.excel' means select all files that end with the “.doc” suffix and Microsoft Excel files that start with 19, followed by 2 characters.