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indexing PDF's using intermedia (8.1.7), not happening

From: rahul sharma <>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 00:24:23 -0800
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I have installed intermedia, and been using it for the last couple of weeks without nay problems, recently, after uploading a PDF documents in the blob column, i found out that the contents of PDF's are not being indexed !!! i have tried sync the index also.. all the other formats (word,ppt' etc) are indexed automatically (m running the ctxsrv)

the ctxsys.ctx_index_errors tables show the following error when i try to index...

DRG-11101: failed to open file C:\WINNT\TEMP\drgut27

i have searched metalink, and it says to create a new filter.. i did that too..

SQL> exec ctx_ddl.create_preference('myfilter', 'USER_FILTER'); SQL> exec ctx_ddl.set_attribute('myfilter', 'command', 'auto_filt.bat');

SQL> create index idx_documents on documents(blob_content) INDEXTYPE is ctxsys.context
 parameters ('filter myfilter section group ctxsys.html_section_group');

but still the PDF's do not appear in index !!!, all metalink docs point to ORA_HOME/ctx/bin directory !! but i could not locate the directory on my NT server !!! very wierd indeed...

again.. the indexing works for all other formats... other than PDF's

TIA Rahul

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