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I have crawled through External content located in DB in which one Column is having links that are all documents either word or ppt or pdf.

I am able to display the row data's in Search, Would like to parse/ read through that URL content and display the results with Author details etc.

Is it possible in Sp 2016 / O365 ?If yes/no can you please provide guidance on the same?

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Your external content type has to return the document to the crawler. Alternatively you could just crawl the location where the files are stored.

  • I can crawl the content , that will return the document, but i would like to retain other information that are mapped to the documents . Hence looking forward for any other alternative. Is there any way we could achieve this? – John Zachariah Dec 18 '16 at 8:21
  • If you are indexing the doc, the Author managed property should be available. – Matthew McDermott Dec 19 '16 at 13:56

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