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searching adobe acrobat files with cold fusion

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ok i have a folder full of adobe acrobat files. i
want to be able to search the contents of the files in this folder by keyword and return the results (i.e the filenames that have that keyword). is this doable?


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Well just about anything is do-able. You could build a Verity collection and index the directory that contains all the PDF's, you could put all the filenames and corresponding keywords into a database and search through them using a SQL statement (I actually have a working model of this for sale), you could use COM object manipulation and Microsoft Index server to index the documents if you use Windows NT/2K and then create your own searchable index. Lost of different options, but to answer your question; it can be done! Now the next question is which method you would like to implement and how complex you want to make it?
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ok, how would you implement the last option,
"using COM object manipulation and Microsoft Index server to index the documents if you use Windows NT/2K and then create your own searchable index"?

i don't want to have to make keywords for every document that i want to make searchable, so hopefully this option will search the contents of the files themselves?


 
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an example is here to use the index server.
http://www.cfcomet.com/Index_Server/index.cfm?ArticleID=0306FEED-E873-4D21-881655F4EFB68127
btw, what is the reason you are skipping verity
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not sure, do you think verity is a better way? would i have to assign keywords for each document using verity?
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also do most people running NT also have Index Server running?
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yeah index server should have been installed by default, you can see in the MMC, index server.

for using verity, the documentation says it indexes pdf files.

http://www.trex-center.org/CFDOCS/Developing_ColdFusion_Applications/indexSearch3.html

so it should index the pdf files, you need to create a collection, index it using the cfindex and then start searching. it should be quickly doable and test ..
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how many documents are there in the folder,  just make sure you check the optimizing your Verity collections option in administrator, if the documents are too heavy can create 2 or 3 collections putting them into 3 different directories etc...
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