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Indexing PDFs WITHOUT using Type="path"

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Greetings

For various reasons, I am trying to index some PDFs using Coldfusion's CFIndex with the type="Custom". I am currently using cffile with action="readBinary" to read the PDFs.

Using Coldfusion 9.01

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(not for points ...)

I haven't worked w/verity in ages.  But since no one else has commented ... have you tried using cfpdf action="extracttext" and indexing the pdf text (not the bytes).
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Thanks but here is what I ended up doing on Friday. Because I need to get meta data that was not in the pdfs I did the following:

1. I indexed the pdfs using the type=path
2. When displaying the results, I would read the file containing the meta data and then display the information.

Not as elegent as I would like but functional.

Thanks for your suggestion.
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Not as elegent as I would like but functional.

If you mean o/s metadata (not the pdf properties) then AFAIK that's as easy as it gets.

Glad you solved it. But don't forget to select your comment as the answer and close the question :)
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by:RayBakker
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It safisfied the basic requirements. It would have been more efficent if I could have place all the information I needed at indexing instead of at searching.
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