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Customizing a Connector

The main reason to customize a connector is often to add explicit parameters. However, you may also need to modify the connector description, its assembly path when you move it from the original location, or the type name when the name of the class implementing the connector is modified.

To customize a connector

  1. On the Coveo server, access the Administration Tool (see Opening the Administration Tool).

  2. Select Configuration > Connectors.

  3. In the Connectors page, click the connector that you want to modify.

  4. In the page that appears, edit the parameters that you want to modify. The available parameters vary depending on the connector type.

    Example: The following capture shows the Confluence connector parameters.

    Typical connector parameters are:

    Description

    A description of the type of repository indexed by the connector.

    Assembly Path

    The full path of the additional connector assembly file.

    Example: D:\CES7\Index\Crawlers\Coveo.CES.CustomCrawlers.Custom1.dll

    Note: If the path is incomplete, CES searches for the assembly file in its [CES_Path]\bin directory (by default, C:\Program Files\Coveo Enterprise Search 7\Bin).

    Type Name

    The name of the class implementing the connector.

    Example: Coveo.CES.CustomCrawlers.ODBC.ODBCCrawler

    Parameters

    Allows to define explicit parameters. Click Add Parameter to display the Modify the parameters of the connector page (see Adding an Explicit Connector Parameter).

    Options

    Select the Allow Custom parameters check box to be able to create dynamic parameters (see Adding a Dynamic Parameter to a Connector Source).

    For 64-bit servers, select the Run in 64 bits check box to instantiate the connector in a 64-bit process.

    Number of concurrent sources

    Specify the maximum number of sources using this connector that can operate concurrently.

  5. Click Apply Changes.

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