Organization of This Book

This book includes the following parts, chapters and appendixes:

Chapter 1, Gateway Concepts, describes the concepts with which you should be familiar before starting to build your gateway.

 

Chapter 2, Driver Interface,describes the VDK callback functions required to implement a dynamic data access (DDA) driver.

 

Chapter 3, Session Interface,describes the callback functions that you provide to create, free and return information about a gateway driver’s session context.

 

Chapter 4, Schema Interface,describes the callback functions that you provide to return information about a repository’s structure.

 

Chapter 5, Field Interface,describes the callback functions that you provide to return field values from a repository.

 

Chapter 6, Security Interface, describes the callback functions that you provide to ensure system-wide and document-level security.

 

Chapter 7, Stream Interface,describes the callback functions that you provide to stream the contents of a document to the Verity engine.

 

Chapter 8, Document Set Interface,describes the callback functions that you provide to support crawling.

 

Chapter 9, Gateway Developer Kit Library,describes the functions your gateway can use to obtain information about the gateway’s security module.

 

Chapter 10, Verity I18N Library,describes the functions your gateway can use to perform character set conversion.

 

Appendix A, I18N Character Sets and Error Codes,identifies character sets supported by, and error codes returned by, the Verity I18N library.

 

Appendix B, Building and Testing Your Gateway Driver, describes how to build, install, and test your gateway driver.