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IDOL View Server converts original documents into HTML format for viewing in a Web browser. It can also highlight search terms in the document, when displaying a search results. Find uses IDOL View Server to create the document previews in searches.
There are two viewing modes. The appropriate one to use depends on how you index your documents:
Reference Field. In this mode, Find requests documents from View Server by using a document reference field, which you can configure. In this case, the reference must be sufficient to identify the original location of the document, such as a URL or file path (if you configure IDOL View Server to view local files).
Connector. In this mode, Find uses a connector to retrieve the original document. The connector can retrieve the original document from the source repository, which simplifies the storage and retrieval. You must provide the host and port of the connector to use. Find uses the
AUTN_IDENTIFIER document field and connector group to request the original document.
You can use any connector that supports the View action. If you want to retrieve documents from multiple external repositories, you can use the Distributed Connector. For more information about the IDOL configuration for this set up, refer to IDOL Expert.
The option that you choose depends on how you store and access your documents. If you can access all your documents by file path or URL, use the Reference Field option. If you use an external repository with its own authentication to store your documents (such as Microsoft Exchange, or Microsoft SharePoint), then you can use the Connector mode to simplify access and retrieval.
Users with the FindAdmin role can use the Settings pages to configure the IDOL View Server.
To configure IDOL View Server
In the toolbar on the top right of the page, click .
In the list, click Settings.
The Settings page opens.
Find the View section, and specify the host and ACI port of your IDOL View Server.
From the Viewing Mode list, select the mode to use. Depending on the mode that you use, further options are required:
Click Save Changes.