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Run Lua Scripts

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Autonomy Connectors can run custom scripts written in Lua, an embedded scripting language. You can use Lua scripts to process documents that are created by a connector, before they are sent to CFS and indexed into IDOL Server. For example, you can:
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There might be occasions when you do not want to send documents to a CFS. For example, you might use the Collect action to retrieve documents from one repository and then insert them into another. You can use a Lua script to transform the documents from the source repository so that they can be accepted by the destination repository.
To run a Lua script from a connector, use one of the following methods:
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Set the IngestActions configuration parameter in the connector’s configuration file. For information about how to do this, see Run a Lua Script using an Ingest Action. The connector runs ingest actions on documents before they are sent for ingestion.
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Set the InsertActions configuration parameter in the connector’s configuration file. The connector runs insert actions on documents before they are inserted into a repository.
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Set the IngestActions action parameter when using the Synchronize action.
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Set the CollectActions action parameter when using the Collect action.