Allows you to display the status of index actions in the IDOL Content Component index queue.


This is an administrative action that can be sent only by users that belong to an authorization role that allows the Admin standard role, or which enables the action explicitly. See Authorization Roles Configuration Parameters.


An IndexerGetStatus action is sent to IDOL Content Component following a DREADD index action. IDOL Content Component returns the following output:

<timeformat>YYYY/MM/DD HH:NN:SS</timeformat>
    <received_time>2015/03/31 16:14:43</received_time>
    <start_time>2015/03/31 16:14:44</start_time>
    <end_time>2015/03/31 16:16:44</end_time>
<timeformat> The time and date format that the response uses.
<state> The status of the Content component indexing thread.
<id> The ID number of the Index action that was applied.
<origin_ip> The IP address of the machine that sent the index action to IDOL Content Component.
<received_time> The time that the index action was received by IDOL Content Component.
<start_time> The time that IDOL Content Component started processing the index action.
<end_time> The time that IDOL Content Component finished processing the index action.
<duration_secs> The total amount of time in seconds that IDOL Content Component spent processing the index action.
<percentage_processed> The percentage of the index job that has been completed.
<documents_processed> The number of documents that IDOL Content Component has processed during the indexing job.
<documents_deleted> The number of documents deleted during the indexing process.
<status> The status code of the current status of the index action in IDOL Content Component’s index queue.
<description> The description of the <status> number.
<docidrange> The range of docIDs of documents that have been processed during the index job.
<index_command> The index action that was used for the index job.

The DRECOMPACT index action also returns a <drecompact_status> section to show the time that each stage of the compaction takes. This section contains <stage> tags, with the following attributes:

name The name of the compaction stage.
description The description of the compaction stage.
percentage_complete The percentage of the compaction stage that is complete.
time_seconds The time that the compaction stage has taken.
paused If you pause the DRECOMPACT index action, this attribute is set to True for the paused stage.

Content Component Index Status Codes

The Content component returns the following status messages to show whether it is currently processing jobs, or if it is paused:

Paused (out of disk space)
Paused (waiting for flush lock)
Inactive (no jobs)

IndexerGetStatus Status Codes

Codes in bold are status messages. All other codes indicate there is a problem with the indexing process.

Code Message Explanation
–1 Finished The indexing process is complete.
–2 Out of disk space IDOL Content Component ran out of disk space before it completed the indexing process.
–3 File not found The index file was not found.
–4 Database not found The database into which you are trying to index was not found.
–5 Bad parameter The indexing action syntax is incorrect.
–6 Database exists The database you are trying to create already exists.
–7 Queued The indexing action is queued and it is run when all preceding indexing actions are complete.
–8 Unavailable

IDOL Content Component is about to shut down or indexing is paused.


For the DREUNDELETEDOC index action, a status of -8 might mean that the operation is unavailable because NodeTableSecureDelete is turned on.

–9 Out of Memory IDOL Content Component ran out of memory before the indexing process was completed.
–10 Interrupted The indexing action was interrupted.
–11 XML is not well formed Indexing failed because the XML is not well formed.
–12 Retrying interrupted command IDOL Content Component is running an index action that was previously interrupted.
–13 Backup in progress IDOL Content Component is performing a backup.
–14 Max index size reached The indexing job exceeds the maximum indexing size (your license determines the maximum indexing size).
–15 Max number of sections reached The indexing job exceeds the maximum number of sections that you can index. (Your license determines the number of sections you can index).
–16 Indexing Paused The indexing process was paused.
–17 Indexing Resumed The indexing process was restarted.
–18 Indexing Cancelled The indexing process was cancelled.
–19 Out of file descriptors IDOL Content Component ran out of file descriptors.
–20 LanguageType not found The language type of the index data was not found.
–21 SecurityType not found The security type of the index data was not found.
–22 Child engines returned differing messages The child servers returned different messages to the DIH. This code is reported by DIH only.
–23 Badly formatted index command The indexing action was rejected by a child server because the syntax is invalid.
–25 To be sent to DRE The index action is queued to be sent to the IDOL Content Component. This code is reported by DIH only.
–26 DREADDDATA: Data received did not include #DREENDDATA The data in the DREADDDATA action did not contain a #DREEDNDDATA statement indicating the end of the data.
–27 Command failed more times than the configured retry limit The indexing action exceeded the maximum number of retries specified by the MaximumRetries parameter in the DIH configuration. This code is reported by DIH only.
–28 The index ID specified is invalid. The index ID returned by the child server is invalid. This code is reported by DIH only.
–29 Command was redistributed to sibling engines as this engine was either unavailable or not to accept index jobs. The indexing action was sent to sibling servers because the child server was either unavailable or not accepting indexing jobs. This code is reported by DIH only.
–30 Database name too long The name of the database in which you are indexing documents is too long. The length is defined internally as 63 characters.
–31 Command ignored due to id match The DREINITIAL action was ignored because it did not match the ID specified in the InitialID parameter.
–33   The database cannot be created because the maximum number of databases was exceeded. The maximum is defined internally as 32,767.
–34 Pending commit The indexing job is complete and the documents become available for searching after the next delayed sync cycle, which is specified in the DelayedSync parameter.
–35 Initializing The indexing job is being started. This code is reported by DIH only.
–36 Reading IDX The IDX file is being read from disk, prior to being sent to the DRE. This code is reported by DIH only.
–37 Failed The index action has permanently failed.
–38 Processing in remote engine. The target server of a DREEXPORTREMOTE operation is processing the exported documents.

If the IndexerGetStatus action returns zero or a positive number, this number indicates the percentage of the indexing job that has been completed.


This action uses port 9000 to request the status of the IDOL Content Component index queue. IDOL Content Component is located on a machine with the IP address


Parameter Description Required
EpochTime Modifies the time tags in the response.  
Index The index ID of a specific index action.  
IndexAction Controls indexing of IDX and XML files.  
IndexCmd Filters the response to only those jobs matching the action.  
IndexStatus The status that index jobs must have to return.  
MaxResults The maximum number of index jobs to return.  
Priority Sets the priority of an index job. see Comments

This action accepts the following standard ACI action parameters.

Parameter Description
ActionID A string to use to identify an ACI action.
EncryptResponse Encrypt the output.
FileName The file to write output to.
ForceTemplateRefresh Forces the server to load the template from disk.
Output Writes output to a file.
ResponseFormat The format of the action output.
Template The template to use for the action output.
TemplateParamCSVs A list of variables to use for the specified template.


To use Priority, you must set IndexAction to SetPriority.