The IDOL Content component data index is a representation of all the data that you can search for in IDOL Server. When the IDOL Content component indexes data, it processes the terms and fields in the new documents. This process allows it to retrieve the documents quickly when you send queries.

Before you index documents, you must configure the data index to process documents according to your requirements. You can then create and index documents, either by using an IDOL connector, or by creating an IDX or XML file and indexing them manually.