Support Tip: Why are some files types I excluded still being ingested by ControlPoint?

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ControlPoint 5.x

Situation

I am ingesting some data and have setup repository ingestion to analyze sub items and exclude files of type DLL from ingestion.

Afterwards I used this SQL to check if any DLL files had been ingested into Metastore for my specific repository:

SELECT * FROM [ControlPointMetaStore].[Metadata].[Document]
where repositoryid=??? and FileExtension='dll'

where I get the repository ID from this query:
SELECT * FROM [ControlPointMetaStore].[Metadata].[Repository]

This showed some DLL files had still been ingested. Can you explain why?

Resolution

File exclusions in ControlPoint only apply to parent files and not sub items. So if you ingest a container file such as a ZIP or MSG that contains a DLL and you have selected analyze sub items the DLL file exclusion will not apply to the DLL file inside the container file which is why it still gets ingested.

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