Use Federations to access data from multiple DataFinder instances with a single search
query. A Federation groups multiple DataFinder instances from the SystemLink or distributed
servers and combines their search results.
You can only access a Federation from Data
Navigation if the federated DataFinder instances are on the same SystemLink
server. Enable Web Access in the Federation to access it from Data
In Data Indexing, click Federation
Enter a name for the Federation instance. Clients use the name to connect to
the Federation instance.
Enable Export member connection automatically and click
Save the connection file of the Federation instance.
Switch to the Dashboard and click DataFinder
Select the DataFinder instance you want to add to the Federation instance and
Enable Join a Federation and click
Select the Federation member connection file, click
Click Apply to accept the settings.
The Federation instance you added is now in the List of all joined
Federation instances under
Repeat steps 5 through 10 to add more DataFinder instances to the Federation.
To add a DataFinder
instance to an existing Federation, select the Federation instance and click *.fed to a place where you can access it from the
and save the connection file with the file extension
For a list of Federation instance members, switch to the Dashboard, click
Federation Instances, select the instance, and click . For a list of all Federation instances which a DataFinder instance
has joined, switch to the Dashboard, click DataFinder Instances, select the instance
and click .
It may take a while for the Federation
instance to recognize the added DataFinder instance as a member. Open the member
information of the Federation instance and click Refresh to
update the view.