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Filter Documents and Extract Subfiles
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 Server 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.