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Purging old content using an FWP search

This topic explains how to set up a search in a FotoWare system whereby the search result will be purged immediately by Color Factory.

Creating a search-based purge channel

Right click on the Purging channel node in the Color Factory configuration and choose New Purge Channel - Search. Then name the channel.

Next, click on the channel node to configure it.

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Enable Index Manager Seearch and click on the Browse button to connect to the server and choose the index that should be searched.

Next, enter the criteria to search for. In the example above, we're assuming that files scheduled for deletion have been tagged with "remove" in field #200.

To enable the channel, tick the corresponding box, then hot Ctrl-S to save the Color Factory configuration.

Important: Files matching the search criteria will be immediately deleted. Take care when setting the search criteria and,1 if possible, perform a test run to make sure files are not deleted inadvertently.

Setting a purging run schedule

Where: Color Factory | Purging Channels | Channel | Run schedule tab


Here you may set up a run schedule for the purging channel. Hence, Color Factory can check for files matching the purging criteria at a predefined time. The poll may be run with a time interval, or at a specified time every hour, day week or month.

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