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Display Online Help
You display IDOL server online help by sending an action from your Web browser. To display help for IDOL server configuration parameters and actions, start the IDOL server, and enter this action from your Web browser:
http://IDOLhost:port/action=Help
where,
 
is the ACI port by which you send actions to IDOL server (set by the Port parameter in the IDOL server configuration file [Server] section).
Example:
http://12.3.4.56:9000/action=help
This action uses port 9000 to request online help from the IDOL server located on the local machine.
For IDOL to display help, the help data file (help.dat) must be available in the same directory as the service instance.
 
NOTE You can also view help without starting IDOL server. In the IDOL server installation directory, open the help directory and click index.html.
On the initial online help page, click one of the tabs to display help:
 
Describes the actions you can send to IDOL server. Actions allow you to query IDOL server and to instruct it to perform a variety of operations.
Describes the parameters that determine how the IDOL server operates. Configuration parameters are set in IDOL server's configuration file.
Describes the index actions you send to IDOL server. Index actions allow you to index content into IDOL server and to administer IDOL server's Data index.
Service Commands
Describes service actions. Service actions allow you to return data about the IDOL server service and to control IDOL server.