Use DataFinder instances to index your technical data on local computers and servers in a global network or in the SystemLink file service. Use Data Navigation or client software like DIAdem or LabVIEW to search data with the instances you create. By default, Data Indexing comes with a FileIndex instance dedicated to searching data in the SystemLink file service. For data on computers and servers outside the SystemLink server, create DataFinder instances with specified search areas, in which clients like Data Navigation can search.
|Network shares within the organization||Indexes data on local or network computers. A search area specifies a folder, which DataFinder instances index to enable Data Navigation or a client software to browse and search for data. You can add more search areas later.|
|SystemLink file service||Indexes the data in the SystemLink file service. The file service is the central data storage in SystemLink.|