TermSize Parameter

The TermSize parameter in the [Server] section of the configuration file allows you to specify the maximum number of characters that any term in the HPE IDOL Server data index can contain. The default value is 20.

For certain languages, this default term size might be too low. In this case, you can increase the value of the TermSize parameter.


You cannot apply the TermSize parameter individually to a language.

The table below shows the TermSize value that HPE recommends for the specified languages. If you have content in more than one language, use the larger value.

Recommended TermSize value per language

Language TermSize value
English and other European languages 20
Arabic 30
Chinese 30
Hebrew 30
Korean 30
Japanese 30
Thai 30
German 30
Greek 40