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You can index only files in XML or IDX format into the IDOL Content component. If the data that you want to index is in XML format, you can index it directly, without having to first import it (convert its content and metadata to IDX).
IDOL connectors use the
DREADDDATA index actions to index data. You can also use these actions to index data directly into the IDOL Content component.
Before you index data, review the setup instructions described in Configure Content Storage.
If your data is not in XML format, you must first import it. You can import data using one of three methods.
Import with a connector. The IDOL connectors (for example, File System Connector, HTTP Connector, Oracle Connector, and so on) retrieve documents from different repositories and import them into IDX or XML file format. Refer to the appropriate connector guide for further information on how to import documents.
Import manually. You can create a text file in either XML or IDX format, which contains the information that you want to index into your IDOL Content component in specific IDOL fields.
After the documents are in XML or IDX file format, you can index them into the IDOL Content component using one of two methods.
Index with a connector. The IDOL connectors index the IDX files that they create into the IDOL Content component to which they connect. Refer to the appropriate connector guide for detailed information on how to index documents.
Index directly. You can index XML and IDX files into an IDOL Content component by issuing an HTTP request from your Web browser.
Depending on where the data to index is located, the indexing steps for each document take place in the following order.
|Local document (accessed through the file system)||Remote document (accessed over the indexing port)|