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Connector Framework Server (CFS) processes the information that is retrieved by connectors, and then indexes the information into IDOL.
A single CFS can process information from any number of connectors. For example, a CFS might process files retrieved by a File System Connector, web pages retrieved by a Web Connector, and e-mail messages retrieved by an Exchange Connector.
To use the Enovia Connector to index documents into IDOL Server, you must have a CFS. When you install the Enovia Connector, you can choose to install a CFS or point the connector to an existing CFS.
For information about how to configure and use Connector Framework Server, refer to the Connector Framework Server Administration Guide.
The documents that are sent by connectors to CFS contain only metadata extracted from the repository, such as the location of a file or record that the connector has retrieved. CFS uses KeyView to extract the file content and file specific metadata from over 1000 different file types, and adds this information to the documents. This allows IDOL to extract meaning from the information contained in the repository, without needing to process the information in its native format.
CFS also uses KeyView to extract and process sub-files. Sub-files are files that are contained within other files. For example, an e-mail message might contain attachments that you want to index, or a Microsoft Word document might contain embedded objects.
CFS provides features to manipulate and enrich documents before they are indexed into IDOL. For example, you can:
After CFS finishes processing documents, it automatically indexes them into one or more indexes. CFS can index documents into:
This section describes the import process for new files that are added to IDOL through CFS.