Exclude a file from scan

 
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ISSUE:

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.

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HOW TO STEPS:

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.

PathCantHaveRegex0=.*thumb\.db
PathCantHaveRegex1=.*\.(pdf)

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

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  • Thanks Keith, It helps and understand the behaviour.  So, if we want to get the "potential space saving" as part of this disposal, we have to run the Statistics report or SQL Query to calculate the space before delete via policy?

    The reason because, [AuditDocumentEventArchive] & [AuditDocumentEvent] maintains the records deleted , but it does not tell the Size or file extension like "MetaData" table. Even, all the Audit reports telling the file names, reference, policy and category, but not th size and space saved once repository status changed "Managed" and all the documents deleted.

    It is also expected behaviour or any place we can check the potential space saving after dispose all the documents ?

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  • Thanks Keith, It helps and understand the behaviour.  So, if we want to get the "potential space saving" as part of this disposal, we have to run the Statistics report or SQL Query to calculate the space before delete via policy?

    The reason because, [AuditDocumentEventArchive] & [AuditDocumentEvent] maintains the records deleted , but it does not tell the Size or file extension like "MetaData" table. Even, all the Audit reports telling the file names, reference, policy and category, but not th size and space saved once repository status changed "Managed" and all the documents deleted.

    It is also expected behaviour or any place we can check the potential space saving after dispose all the documents ?

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