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Searching for Data with Federated DataFinder Instances

Last Modified: June 24, 2021

Use Federations to search for data across multiple DataFinder instances on your SystemLink Server or distributed servers.

Clients, such as Data Navigation, DIAdem, or LabVIEW address their search queries to the Federation instance, which transfers the queries to the members of the Federation instance. The members return their search results to the Federation instance, which combines the results and returns them to the client. Refer to Forming a Federation from Multiple DataFinder Instances to learn how to set up a Federation instance.


If you create a Federation of multiple DataFinder instances on distributed servers, you can only access the search results from DIAdem or LabVIEW. Learn how to set up a client connection in Finding Data from DIAdem and LabVIEW clients.

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