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Status Future consideration
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 9, 2022

Exclude specific MimeTypes from being CBR-indexed BEFORE content is loaded from Fixed Content Device

We have several document classes that contain documents of a wide varity of mimetypes. The document classes are CBR enabled but it is very obvious that some MimeTypes within this document class are not valid for CBR indexing (i.e. images or videos or audio files). Right now CPE creates a remarkable CPU, memory and network load by loading the documents from fixed content device, then anlyzes the mime type of the content and then finds out that i.e. images / videos / audios can't be indexed.

The reason is that CPE has a rule how to identify the mime type and this rule always first loads the content (..retrieve it from FCD) and try to determine the mime type from the content.

We would be happy to have an option to exclude specific mime types from being loaded and indexed, eventhough the properties that are CBR-enabled should be indexed. Also a specific option to index properties only (not the content) would be highly appreciated.

The goal is to reduce the traffic and ressource usage for millions of documents when we know already that the content can'tbe indexed.

Idea priority Medium