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  • November 15, 2003Original Part Number DM0626

    Verity, Incorporated894 Ross DriveSunnyvale, California 94089(408) 541-1500

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    Verity Collection Reference Guide for PeopleSoft

    Version 5.0.1

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  • Contents

    Preface .................................................................................................................................... 15

    Using This Book ........................................................................................................................... 15

    Version ................................................................................................................................... 15Organization of This Book .................................................................................................. 16Stylistic Conventions............................................................................................................ 17

    ........................................................................................................................................................ 18

    PART I OVERVIEW

    1 Overview ................................................................................................................................. 21

    Collection Features ...................................................................................................................... 21

    What Is a Collection?............................................................................................................ 22Features of the Collection Architecture...................................................................... 22Contents of Collection Indexes.................................................................................... 23Dynamic Access to Documents ................................................................................... 23

    Universal Document Support ............................................................................................. 24Collection Configuration ............................................................................................................ 25

    The Collection Directory...................................................................................................... 25Collection Style Files ............................................................................................................ 25Collection Optimizations..................................................................................................... 26Altering Indexing Behavior................................................................................................. 26

    Inside a Verity Collection ........................................................................................................... 26

    Types of Indexes ................................................................................................................... 26Documents Table .................................................................................................................. 27

    Persistent Fields ............................................................................................................. 27Transitory Fields............................................................................................................ 27

    What Are Partitions? ............................................................................................................ 27Index Tuning ................................................................................................................................ 28

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    Defining and Populating Fields ................................................................................................. 29

    Document Filters and Formatting ............................................................................................. 29

    Universal Filter and the Helper Filters .............................................................................. 29Topic Sets....................................................................................................................................... 30

    Troubleshooting and Maintenance Tools ................................................................................. 31

    PART II COLLECTION STYLE

    2 Field Definitions ................................................................................................................. 35

    Data Types..................................................................................................................................... 35

    Data Tables............................................................................................................................. 36Field Types .................................................................................................................................... 36

    Constant Fields............................................................................................................... 37Variable Fields................................................................................................................ 37

    Field Definition Files.................................................................................................................... 38

    Internal Fields in style.ddd.................................................................................................. 38style.ddd contents.......................................................................................................... 38

    Standard Fields in style.sfl................................................................................................... 41Field Aliases in style.sfl................................................................................................. 41style.sfl Contents............................................................................................................ 42

    Custom User Fields in style.ufl ........................................................................................... 44style.ufl Contents ........................................................................................................... 45

    style.ufl File Syntax ...................................................................................................................... 45

    Mandatory Statements ......................................................................................................... 46$control............................................................................................................................ 46descriptor ........................................................................................................................ 46data-table......................................................................................................................... 46

    Constant Field Types.........................................................................................................