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default Vs. advanced filter pack? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am trying to compare the OOB and advanced filter packs that come packed with Fast for Sharepoint. The link below shows a list of file types supported by the default pack

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg471168.aspx

    Is there a similar listing for the advanced filter pack too?

    Also curious how the two compare indexing speed wise? i.e. is one clearly quicker than the other in terms of discovering meta data and data from the content.

     

     

    Tuesday, August 23, 2011 12:54 PM

Answers

  • The advanced filter pack just adds a lot of files that can be crawled. According to this blog are the extensions that can be crawled based on the oracle OutsideIn technology according : http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/content-management/ds-oitfiles-2-131688.pdf

     

    • Proposed as answer by Rob Va - MSFT Wednesday, August 24, 2011 9:26 PM
    • Marked as answer by fas-ms Thursday, August 25, 2011 9:09 AM
    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 12:23 PM
  • Hello fas,

    As Bas has answered the file format list part of you questions I will answer the speed part.

    When you enable the Advanced Filter Pack, FS4SP will still use the ifilters from the Microsoft Filter Pack for the formats listed in your link. It will only use the Advanced Filter Pack for the additional file formats.

    Therefor, you will not see any indexing speed changes for the formats you are already indexing.

    Regards,
    Mikael Svenson 


    Search Enthusiast - SharePoint MVP/WCF4/ASP.Net4
    http://techmikael.blogspot.com/
    • Marked as answer by fas-ms Thursday, August 25, 2011 9:09 AM
    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 8:01 PM

All replies

  • The advanced filter pack just adds a lot of files that can be crawled. According to this blog are the extensions that can be crawled based on the oracle OutsideIn technology according : http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/content-management/ds-oitfiles-2-131688.pdf

     

    • Proposed as answer by Rob Va - MSFT Wednesday, August 24, 2011 9:26 PM
    • Marked as answer by fas-ms Thursday, August 25, 2011 9:09 AM
    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 12:23 PM
  • Hello fas,

    As Bas has answered the file format list part of you questions I will answer the speed part.

    When you enable the Advanced Filter Pack, FS4SP will still use the ifilters from the Microsoft Filter Pack for the formats listed in your link. It will only use the Advanced Filter Pack for the additional file formats.

    Therefor, you will not see any indexing speed changes for the formats you are already indexing.

    Regards,
    Mikael Svenson 


    Search Enthusiast - SharePoint MVP/WCF4/ASP.Net4
    http://techmikael.blogspot.com/
    • Marked as answer by fas-ms Thursday, August 25, 2011 9:09 AM
    Wednesday, August 24, 2011 8:01 PM
  • Thanks. Just a side question here:

    It looks like that the default filter pack will suffice for our needs. If we setup a production index using the default pack and ever need to switch to the advanced one (for a new requirement), is there anything to consider on this front? I have tested this where advanced pack was turned on having an existing index and I could not see any noticeable differences but want to make sure.

     

     

    Thursday, August 25, 2011 9:09 AM