Standardize Field Names

Field standardization renames document fields so that they follow a standard naming scheme. 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 renames fields that are specified in the standard naming scheme. If a connector or document does not have any mapping, field standardization does run but has no effect. The naming scheme is defined in XML format and is supplied with the connector.

Note: You can also configure CFS to run field standardization. To standardize all field names, you must run field standardization from both the connector and CFS.

To enable field standardization

  1. Stop the connector.
  2. Open the connector’s configuration file.
  3. In the [Connector] section, set the following parameters:

    EnableFieldNameStandardization A Boolean that specifies whether to enable field standardization. Set this parameter to true.
    FieldNameDictionaryPath The path to the XML file that contains the field names to use for field standardization.

    For example:

    [Connector]
    EnableFieldNameStandardization=true
    FieldNameDictionaryPath=dictionary.xml
  4. Save the configuration file and restart the connector.

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