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Field standardization modifies documents so that they have a consistent structure and consistent field names. You can use field standardization so that documents indexed into IDOL through different connectors use the same fields to store the same type of information.
For example, documents created by the File System Connector can have a field named
FILEOWNER. Documents created by the Documentum Connector can have a field named
owner_name. Both of these fields store the name of the person who owns a file. Field standardization renames the fields so that they have the same name.
Field standardization only modifies fields that are specified in a dictionary, which is defined in XML format. A standard dictionary, named
dictionary.xml, is supplied in the installation folder of every connector. If a connector does not have any entries in the dictionary, field standardization has no effect.