2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 14, 2006 10:27 AM by sdienhart RSS

    Ultra Search / File system

    513877
      Hi again,

      I'm developing a document management application and now i'm storing files on the local file system with an structure of folders and subfolders created by me. Now, I want to add functionality of searching documents by content and so, I thought in using Ultra Search. My doubt is what shall I do because I don't want to store files in the database because i would mean to redefine the lowest layer of my application and, obviously, I can't. So, my answer is: Is there a way of having a "pointer" to each file in order to return this identifier every time that I do a search of files containing a certain word? The pointer could be a foreign key to another table with information of how to locate the file.

      I hope it would be clear! :)

      Thanks a lot,


      Jordi

      Thank you very much!
        • 1. Re: Ultra Search / File system
          Chris Antognini
          Jordi
          Now, I want to add functionality of searching
          documents by content and so, I thought in using Ultra
          Search. My doubt is what shall I do because I don't
          want to store files in the database because i would
          mean to redefine the lowest layer of my application
          and, obviously, I can't.
          With Ultra Search you can directly index and search files stored on the file system. I.e. you don't need to have them in the database.


          HTH
          Chris
          • 2. Re: Ultra Search / File system
            sdienhart
            Jordi,

            Create a user-defined content source and include a DOCUMENT_URL_V2 column that points to the local file to be indexed, such as...

            file://localhost/H:/MyFiles/whatever.doc

            You can also use a file content source but using a user-defined one allows for more search and display flexibility.

            Note that the files to be indexed must reside on the US server.

            Good luck.

            - Stephen