Optimize custom properties to make them searchable with clients like Data Navigation.
Optimizing custom properties also speeds up your search and reduces the size of the physical
Data Indexing, click
Select an instance and click
Choose whether to optimize custom properties on the
File, Group, or
Optimize custom properties with a high occurrence and sort them by the number
of occurrences. To do so, click Calculate Occurrences and
then click the Occurrences column
Select the property, or several properties, you want to optimize and click
Make sure you select all custom properties you want to
optimize before you run the optimization process. The instance will be
blocked during the process, which may take some time.
To schedule regular optimization, click
Exclude properties from the index to save disk space and
keep the properties display in Data Navigation as short as possible.
On the Custom Properties tab, select properties
and click Exclude to remove the properties from
To reduce the physical index size after excluding properties, click
Reset Index on the
If you want to reinclude properties, complete the following steps:
Select the excluded properties and click
Deoptimize. Wait until DataFinder re-indexes
all files to re-include them in the index.
Then select the properties you want to reinclude and click
Click Apply to accept the settings.
A custom property may
be of a different data type in different files, for example, if they
were written by another device. In this case, DataFinder uses the data
type with the highest occurrence to optimize the property across all
The custom properties you optimize display
in the list of searchable properties in the search configuration in Data
. Choose the properties for your search from the list and
start searching for files
If a property name in the file
service contains special characters, DataFinder replaces this character with an
underscore during the indexing process.