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Working with Verity Indexes

This section provides overviews of common controls and supported MIME types, and discusses how to:

Understanding Common Verity Controls

The following controls appear on the pages that are used for designing record-based, file system, or HTTP spider indexes.

Index

Shows the name of the index that you opened or the name that you gave the index on the Add New Value page.

Build Index

Invokes the collection build program. Before clicking this button, select all of the appropriate options for the collection.

Test Index

After building an index, click to test that the build program assembled the index properly. The Test Index page contains a single text field with a query button. Enter text to search for in the collection and click the [?] button to submit the query. The results return a list of the keys that are stored by Verity in the collection.

Show Logs

View the log files that are produced by the collection build program during execution. This is used mainly for troubleshooting.

Append to Verity Command Line

This control is for PeopleSoft internal use only.

Understanding Supported MIME Types

The following list contains the supported document MIME types. Any document that is not one of these types is ignored during the indexing process.

  • application/msword

  • application/wordperfect5.1

  • application/x-ms-excel

  • application/x-ms-powerpoint

  • application/x-ms-works

  • application/postscript

  • application/rtf

  • application/x-lotus-amipro

  • application/x-lotus-123

  • application/x-ms-wordpc

  • application/x-corel-wordperfect

  • application/x-wordprocessor

  • application/x-spreadsheet

  • application/x-presentation

  • application/x-graphics

  • application/x-keyview

  • application/x-ms-write

  • application/pdf

  • application/x-executable

  • message/rfc822

  • message/news

  • text/html

  • text/sgml

  • text/xml

  • text/ascii

  • text/enriched

  • text/richtext

  • text/tab-separated-values

  • text/plain

  • text/x-empty

  • image/gif

  • application/x-verity

Opening Existing Verity Collections

To open an existing collection:

  1. Select select PeopleTools, then select Search Engine.

  2. From the available menus, select the type of collection that you want to open, as in record-based indexes, file system indexes, or HTTP spider indexes.

  3. On the Find an Existing Value tab, use the Search for drop-down list box to select the appropriate criteria (begins with or contains).

  4. In the edit box to the right, enter the character string that reflects the appropriate begins with or contains criteria.

  5. Click Search.

Creating New Verity Collections

To create a new collection:

  1. Select select PeopleTools, then select Search Engine.

  2. From the available menus, select the type of collection that you want to create, as in record-based indexes, file system indexes, or HTTP spider indexes.

  3. Select the Add a New Value page.

  4. Enter a name for the collection.

  5. Click Add.

  6. Specify the appropriate attributes for the collection as described in the following sections.

  7. Save your work.

    Note: You cannot create indexes of the same name even if they are of different types; for example, record, HTTP, or file.

  8. Build the index.