FileNet P8 Connector

This guide describes how to install and use the IBM® Watson™ Explorer Engine FileNet P8 Connector. The FileNet connector enables Watson Explorer Engine applications to crawl FileNet repositories and index the information that they contain.

Continuous Update Mode - The FileNet P8 connector supports Continuous Update mode. When the FileNet P8 connector is configured to operate in Continuous Update mode, new, updated, and deleted FileNet P8 data is continuously indexed. As a result, FileNet P8 repository updates, document modifications, and other changes can be searched with Watson Explorer Engine or Watson Explorer Application Builder applications as quickly as possible. There are, however, configuration settings and environment scenarios to consider when using the FileNet P8 connector in Continuous Update mode. See Common Configuration Scenarios And Considerations for more detail. For enabling Continuous Update mode, seeEnabling Continuous Update Mode.

This document is intended for use by systems administrators tasked with installing and configuring the FileNet connector and crawling FileNet repositories. Other key audience members include IT management and personnel generally responsible for the maintenance of FileNet, Watson Explorer Engine, and Watson Explorer Application Builder applications.

A working knowledge of Watson Explorer Engine and a basic understanding of Watson Explorer Engine administration and configuration is required to follow along in this guide. A similar background in FileNet administration is assumed.