Solved

CFINDEX: diff between PATH and FILE type?

Posted on 2004-04-05
4
189 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-24
I'm building a site search using CFSEARCH on Verity collections. Nightly an automated process will run a page which uses CFINDEX to make sure the catalogs are current. Really, the search is handling three things:

1)A search of dynamic content kept in database tables -- this collection is created and indexed and works as expected.
2)A search of a catalog which contains Web site documents -- .cfm, .html, .asp, etc.
3)A search of a catalog which contains documents living on our Web server -- .doc, .ppt, .pdf, etc.

What TYPE should I make the CFINDEX for 2 & 3 -- should they be PATH or FILE? I can't quite identify what the difference is, despite looking in the CFMX docs and my CF WACK.

Amy
0
Comment
Question by:lavachickie
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

by:
mrichmon earned 125 total points
ID: 10758091
You should use PATH
0
 

Author Comment

by:lavachickie
ID: 10758179
What's the difference between the PATH and FILE types?
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:mrichmon
ID: 10759697
File -- Indexes files.
Path -- Indexes all files in specified path that pass EXTENSIONS filter.

If you don't specify an extentions filter then they should act the same.  Therefore it would be better to use PATH and not FILE
0
 

Author Comment

by:lavachickie
ID: 10765178
Ah, thanks! I was wondering, because in testing they seemed to work the same and I was wondering if I was missing something. Now I get it!  =-)
0

Featured Post

Enabling OSINT in Activity Based Intelligence

Activity based intelligence (ABI) requires access to all available sources of data. Recorded Future allows analysts to observe structured data on the open, deep, and dark web.

Join & Write a Comment

This is a guide to setting up a new WHM/cPanel Server to be used for web hosting accounts. It is intended for web hosting company administrators and dedicated server owners. For under $99 per month (considering normal rate of Big Data Cetnters like …
Introduction This article explores the design of a cache system that can improve the performance of a web site or web application.  The assumption is that the web site has many more “read” operations than “write” operations (this is commonly the ca…
Sending a Secure fax is easy with eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com). First, Just open a new email message.  In the To field, type your recipient's fax number @efaxsend.com. You can even send a secure international fax — just include t…
In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

705 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now