Thanks Colin, Agreed and Noted. Will raise new community post in the future.
ControlPoint allows to exclude files when scanning sources. The graphical interface gives the possibility to exclude file extensions. What if I want to exclude a specific file.
The connector configuration file gives you more granularity in what you can exclude.
Open the connector configuration file (.cfg).
Go to the task section of the repository: e.g. [TaskMyRepository]
Add the PathCantHaveRegex parameter. In the following example, we exclude "thumb.db" files AND all pdf files.
Note that you can have multiple parameters with the number at the end.
Also note that when you use these manual adds in the configuration file, you should not use anymore the field in the graphical interface as this will conflict.
See also the file system connector documentation: https://www.microfocus.com/documentation/idol/IDOL_12_3/FileSystemConnector_12.3_Documentation/Help/index.html#Configuration/TaskName/PathCantHaveRegex.htm