Difference between crawler component and indexing connector RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm new to FS4SP..I wish to know the difference between crawler and indexing connector..Does both perform the same function of crawling ..please make it clear..

    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 12:47 PM


  • Two names for the same thing. Traditionally "crawler" is used regarding web-crawls, but in todays world they are more or less interchangeable terms.

    The sentences:

    You will crawl the database for products


    You will index the products from the database

    are both the same operation, different semantics. The FAST specific connector for web pages is called "FAST Search Web Crawler".

    Mikael Svenson 

    Search Enthusiast - MCTS SharePoint/WCF4/ASP.Net4 -
    Tuesday, March 22, 2011 2:41 PM