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?


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

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  • 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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