Is incremental indexing supported by the connector?
Yes. At the moment, this is done using Aspire Snapshots, so both full crawls and incremental crawls will traverse the site or list depending on the root url, with the difference that during incremental crawls only adds, updates or deletes will be indexed.
For a discussion on crawling, see here.
Why do I need to set up permissions at Web Application level?
Those permissions ("Full Read") are required so the connector can fetch additional information from site collections.
If setting permissions at Web Application level is not suitable to your environment, consider setting site collection administrator rights to the crawler account on each site collection you want to crawl. (This will work without Web App permissions, but has to be set on every site collection.)
Why does an incremental crawl last as long as a full crawl?
Some connectors perform incremental crawls based on snapshot entries, which are meant to match the exact documents that have been indexed by the connector to the search engine. On an incremental crawl, the connector fully crawls the repository the same way as a full crawl, but it only indexes the modified, new or deleted documents during that crawl.
For a discussion on crawling, see Full & Incremental Crawls.
Save your content source before creating or editing another one
Failing to save a content source before creating or editing another content source can result in an error.
Save the initial content source before creating or working on another.
My connector keeps the same status "Running" and is not doing anything
After a crawl has finished, the connector status may not be updated correctly.
To confirm this, do the following:
1. In RoboMongo, go to your connector database (like: aspire-nameOfYourConnector).
2. Open the "Status" collection and perform the following query:
3, Edit the entry and set the status to "S" (Completed).
Note: To see the full options of "Status" values, see MongoDB Collection Status.
My connector is not providing group expansion results
Make sure your connector has a manual scheduler configured for Group Expansion.
1, Go to the Aspire debug console, and look for the respective scheduler (in the fourth table: Aspire Application Scheduler).
2. If you are unsure which scheduler is for Group Expansion, you can check the Schedule Detail.
- You can identify it with the value: cacheGroups
3.To run the Group Expansion process, click Run.