Validate the Data Index Immediately

You can validate the data index either by sending an action from your Web browser, or by using the IDOL Admin interface.

To validate the data index by sending an action from your Web browser

To validate part of the data index immediately, send a DREVALIDATE index action (case sensitive) from your Web browser:



ContentHost is the IP address or host name of the machine on which the IDOL Content component is installed.
indexPort is the IDOL Content component index port (specified as IndexPort in the [Server] section of the IDOL Content component configuration file).

is the type of subindex that you want to validate. You can specify only one subindex for each action. Use one of the following values:

  • DiskIndex

  • NodeTable

  • Numeric

  • RefIndex

  • SecIndex

  • Unstemmed

For example:

This index action uses port 20001 to validate the Content security index files of an IDOL Content component that is located on a machine with the IP address

To validate the data index by using IDOL Admin

  1. On the Service Control tab of the Console page, click Validate.

    The Validate dialog box opens.

  2. Select the check boxes next to the subindexes that you want to validate.

  3. If you want to fail validation as soon as an error is found, select the Fail validation immediately check box.
  4. Select the Index Action Priority, which determines how the action is queued.
  5. Click Validate.

You can use the Recent Tasks panel to monitor the progress of the validation.