Open Converter API Overview
CES native converters support the document types listed in Supported File Formats. Open converters are VBScripts or JScripts that convert a document from an unsupported format to a format for which CES has a native converter. This functionality enables CES to index documents from any format.
Preconversion and Postconversion Scripts
Conversion scripts are VBScripts or JScripts used to manipulate document content and metadata before (preconversion) or after (postconversion) conversion. For example, conversion scripts can be used to update the extracted key concepts of documents. Two types of conversion scripts exist: global and source scripts. Global scripts apply to all the sources indexed; whereas, source scripts only apply to a single source. Only one global preconversion and postconversion script can be applied to the index at a time; moreover, only one source preconversion and postconversion script can be applied per source.