Content API for Microsoft FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint RRS feed

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  • Hi guys

    Just a quick question regarding the Content API for MS FAST Search.  On the download page (, it has the following:



    NO NEW VERSIONS, LIMITED SUPPORT: Note that this API is released as deprecated. The API is provided to enable users to integrate non-SharePoint content sources only with FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint. This API will not work with any future version of FAST Search Server for SharePoint. This API is provided "as is"; Microsoft may not provide support services for it.

    From reading this, it means I should not be using this at all?
    "Not that this API is released as deprecated" --> Is there anything that has replaced this?

    I am interested in removing/adding and updating indexed content.  This seems like the best candidate, but does not look like we should be using it.

    Thanks for any help



    • Moved by Wayne Fan Friday, February 11, 2011 3:58 AM It's FAST Search problem, thanks. (From:SharePoint 2010 - Using Visual Studio with SharePoint and other programming)
    Wednesday, February 9, 2011 9:59 PM

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  • If possible I would use BCS and rapid incremental crawls instead. This way your code will work when new versions of SharePoint and FAST arrive.

    The Content API is something which exists for FSIA/FSIS as well, and they released a version for FAST for SharePoint. My guess is that the next release of SharePoint (or maybe in a servicepack?) will include a richer crawler API which allows for event based indexing.

    Most likely we might see versions of IMS and CTS being implemented in SharePoint.

    If you use the Content API, you will have to rewrite your code when the next version of SharePoint/FAST arrives.

    Mikael Svenson

    Search Enthusiast - MCTS SharePoint/WCF4/ASP.Net4 -
    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 8:02 PM