Google Drive for Work Connector
|Google Drive for Work Connector Guide|
Note: CES 7.0.7599+ (April 2015) It is recommended to rather use the compact version of the Google Drive for Work connector. The Google Drive for Work Compact Connector only indexes files once even if they appear in multiple Shared with me folders, significantly decreasing the index size and the document count in comparison with the non-compact version.
|Google Drive for Work version||Latest cloud version||Following available Google Drive for Work releases|
|Searchable content types1||Files, folders, comments and replies2, and user profiles|
|Content update||Incremental refresh|
1- By default the Drive for Work source includes files of the My Drive folder for each user. Shared documents are included with the associated permissions, so that who ever is authorized to see the items can find them in Coveo search results.
2- The comments and replies are included in the coveo.comments and coveo.comments.authors metadata of their parent item rather than as separate items. This way, users can search for the content of a comment or reply and find the parent document.
The Google Drive for Work connector features are:
Extraction and indexing of all Google Drive object types:
Comments and replies
Note: CES 7.0.6830+ (July 2014) The comments and replies are indexed in the coveo.comments and coveo.comments.authors metadata of their parent document rather than as separate documents. This way, users can search for the content of a comment or reply and find the parent document.
Note: By default the Google Drive for Work connector indexes the content of the My Drive and Shared with me folders for each user. To minimize reindexing several times the same documents, all other documents shared more globally are indexed only from the owner's folder, but with the associated permissions, so that who ever is authorized to see the document can find it in Coveo search results.
Fully supported security model
The connector fully supports the Google Drive security model using a security provider to get permissions for each indexed item. This means that, in Coveo search interfaces, a user searching Google Drive content only sees the content to which he has access.
Supports incremental refresh to periodically query Google Drive for the latest edits, keeping the index content up-to-date.
The connector is ready to use with minimal configuration to indicate which items to index and which metadata to use.
The connector can run multiple threads, which can improve performances considerably (see Modifying Hidden Google Drive for Work Source Parameters).
|CES version||Monthly release||Features|
|7.0.7022+||September 2014||Supports refreshing or deleting from the index a specific folder or document|
|7.0.6767||June 2014||Populates systo and sysfrom fields allowing to create Shared To and Shared From facets.|
|7.0.6684||May 2014||Significant crawling performance improvement and additional source options [more]|
|7.0.5556+||June 2013||Beta version introduction|
Review the steps to deploy the Google Drive for Work connector (see Google Drive for Work Connector Deployment Overview).