Managing the SP Gatherer's temp files

While the SharePoint Gatherer is processing files (Office documents, PDFs, etc), it will store them temporarily on local disk.  By default this is in the Temp folder of the user running the OSearch14 service.  It’ll look something like: C:\Users\SHAREP~1\AppData\Local\Temp\gthrsvc_OSearch14 And during a large crawl, this directory can at times get quite large.  (as I found…


Quick Hits: Mapping a crawled property that contains TextChunks

This is quite an edge case, but someone may run into it again.  Inside the FAST pipeline, there are two string types.  Plain old strings and TextChunks.  TextChunks are used to be able to efficiently handle large strings that may need to be modified.  In my case today I had a copy of the body…


Quick Hits: Using a custom property with hit highlighting

So you have a managed property with SummaryType set to Dynamic and you want to use that in the FAST Search Center but your results show up with <c0> tags instead of highlighted terms?  In the Core Results XSLT, replace the following: <xsl:when test=”hithighlightedsummary[. != ”]”>     <xsl:call-template name=”HitHighlighting”>         <xsl:with-param name=”hh” select=”hithighlightedsummary” />     </xsl:call-template> </xsl:when> with…


Quick Hits: Dealing with managed properties in the search center XSLT

Even though you’ve named your managed property using mixed capitalization, doesn’t mean you can refer to it that way in the Search Core Results web part’s XSLT.  You will need to lowercase them.   See HitHighlightedProperties for an example in the default XSLT. For more, see the official low-down on the Search Core Results web part.