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Adding and Editing Search Areas

Last Modified: June 24, 2021

Edit or add search areas to specify the folders on network computers where clients, such as Data Navigation, 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.
  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 to accept the settings.
DataFinder indexes the search areas according to your configuration.

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