Step 6a: Add a New FileSystem Content Source
To specify exactly what File System folder to crawl, we will need to create a new "Content Source".
To create a new content source:
- From the Aspire Content Source Manager Home page, Add Source.
- Click File System Connector.
|If you want to disable the content source just clear the the Enable checkbox. This is useful if the folder will be under maintenance and no crawls are wanted during that period of time.|
Step 6b: Specify Basic Information
In the General tab in the Content Source Configuration window, specify basic information for the content source:
- Enter a content source name in the "Name" field.
- This is any useful name which you decide is a good name for the source. It will be displayed in the content source page, in error messages, etc.
- Click on the Scheduled pull-down list and select one of the following: Manually, Periodically, Daily,Weekly or Advanced.
- Aspire can automatically schedule content sources to be crawled on a set schedule, such as once a day, several times a week, or periodically (every N minutes or hours).For the purposes of this tutorial, you may want to select Manually and then set up a regular crawling schedule later.
- Click on the Action pull-down list to select one of the following: Start, Stop, Pause, or Resume.
- This is the action that will be performed for that specific schedule.
- Click on the Crawl pull-down list and select one of the following: Incremental, Full, Real Time, or Cache Groups.
- This will be the type of crawl to execute for that specific schedule.
After selecting a Scheduled, specify the details, if applicable:
- Manually: No additional options.
- Periodically: Specify the "Run every:" options by entering the number of "hours" and "minutes."
- Daily: Specify the "Start time:" by clicking on the hours and minutes drop-down lists and selecting options.
- Weekly: Specify the "Start time:" by clicking on the hours and minutes drop-down lists and selecting options, then clicking on the day checkboxes to specify days of the week to run the crawl.
- Advanced: Enter a custom CRON Expression (e.g. 0 0 0 ? * *)
|You can add more schedules by clicking in the Add New option. Note that you can separately schedule full crawls, incremental crawls, and user-group cache (used for group expansion with document-level security) downloads.|
|Real Time and Cache Groups crawl will be available depending of the connector.|
Step 6c: Specify the Connector Information
In the Connector tab, specify the connection information to crawl the File System folder.
- Enter the folder path you want to crawl.
- For Windows: Use the following format D:\folder\folder1\
- For Linux: Use the following format /home/user/folder/folder1/
- Check on the other options as needed:
- Index Containers?: Index containers as items. If unchecked, only files will be indexed.
- Scan Recursively?: Scan through subfolder's child nodes.
- Scan Excluded Item: It will scan sub items of container that have been excluded
- Include/Exclude patterns: Enter regex patterns to include or exclude files/folders based on URL matches.
Step 6d: Specify Workflow Information
In the Workflow tab, specify the workflow steps for the jobs that come out of the crawl. Drag and drop rules to determine which steps should an item follow after being crawled. These rules could be where to publish the document or transformations needed on the data before sending it to a search engine.
See Workflow for more information.
- For the purpose of this tutorial, drag and drop the Publish To File rule found under the Publishers tab to the onPublish Workflow tree.
- Specify a Name and Description for the Publisher.
- Click Add.
After completing these steps, click Save and Done and you'll be sent back to the Home page.