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Search Index - allowable document types

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  1. Thomas
    Thomas avatar
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    07 May 2008
    29 Jun 2008
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    I'vedug through the forums and documentation but can't seem to find a definitive list of what document types will be indexed by he built in sitefinity search index component.  It looks like it is built on top of, but their documentation is limited.  Specifically, a potential client asked about indexing PDFs.  If the Sitefinity component can't index PDFs, does anyone have experience using the IFilter5.exe from Adobe?

  2. Nikola
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    24 Sep 2012
    30 Jun 2008
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    Hi Thomas,

    There is no built-in document indexing functionality.
    You can find examples of indexing PDFs using different techniquess and libraries with Lucene.Net at

    Once you have your PDF parser, you can write a CustomIndexProvider and integrate the parser methods within.
    For a simple example of creating custom index provider refer to

    Best wishes,
    the Telerik team

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