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From "Karl Wright (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CONNECTORS-1069) Transformer or hook to allow tagging data at ingestion time
Date Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:55:37 GMT


Karl Wright commented on CONNECTORS-1069:

Hi Mary,

Please have a look at:

If you look at the MCF source tree, among others you will see the following high-level directories:

- framework
- connectors

Under the "connectors" directory are all the connectors that ManifoldCF includes.  In each
such directory, you will find a "build.xml" file.  This file contains the ant build script
for the connector.

Each connector builds against the distribution ("dist") directory.  In order to use the connector's
build.xml script, you need to tell it where to find the dist directory.  You can either put
your connector in the tree under "connectors", OR set the MCF_DIST environment variable to
point to the dist area.  After that you should be able to build your connector, and even have
its jars installed in the dist area and included in the connectors.xml registry file with
all the other connectors.

If I were you, I would use the ant build, and organize my connector's code in a manner similar
to that which you find for other connectors.  You are also free to make use of code and techniques
from other connectors to do what you need to do.  I am available to answer questions you may
have.  I would also advise you to read chapters 5 and 6 because they go over the ground rules
that all connectors must follow.


> Transformer or hook to allow tagging data at ingestion time
> -----------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CONNECTORS-1069
>                 URL:
>             Project: ManifoldCF
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: LiveLink connector
>    Affects Versions: ManifoldCF 1.7
>         Environment: Redhat Linux, Tomcat Apache
>            Reporter: Mary Green White
>              Labels: Ingestion, LiveLink, Tagging
>             Fix For: ManifoldCF 1.7
> We need the ability to create dynamic fields for metadata about documents in livelink.
For example, we want to analyze the file name at ingestion time at determine the application
type and create a field in the index called applicationType which is set to WORD for mimetypes
of word and so on. Is there a hook or method available currently to be able to accomplish
this type of functionality?

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