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Adding and Editing Search Areas

Last Modified: June 26, 2020

Edit or add search areas to specify the folders on network computers where clients such as DIAdem or LabVIEW can search for data.


Instances dedicated to the SystemLink file service do not have search areas.

  1. In Data Indexing, click DataFinder Instances.
  2. Select an instance and click » Manage» Search Areas .
  3. Click Add.
  4. Specify a name and the path to the search area. Use a UNC path to specify the folder. An example UNC path is \\Server\MyFolder.
  5. Choose a workspace to determine which users can access this search area in Data Navigation.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Optional: Configure indexer settings to overwrite the global DataFinder indexing schedule for the selected search area. For the global indexing schedule, go to Index» Indexing Schedule in the DataFinder instance configuration.
  8. Optional: Select a search area and click Exclude Subfolders to exclude subfolders from indexing and searching.
  9. Optional: Use the arrows to determine the order in which the DataFinder instance searches for data in the search areas.
  10. Click Apply in the highlighted area to accept the settings.

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