Index Process

The indexing process works in two stages:

  1. The IDOL Content component creates a representation of the new data in the index cache.

  2. The IDOL Content component synchronizes the cache with data that it currently contains, and stores the new data on disk, removing it from the index cache.

When you schedule indexing, consider the recommendations in this chapter about IDOL content (particularly on selecting fields to index), and on running indexing and querying processes at different times. In addition, the delayed synchronization feature allows you to change the stage at which the IDOL Content component synchronizes the index cache. What you use depends on whether your priority is achieving fast query speeds or making new information available to the user as quickly as possible.