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Schema Instances

Discovery connectors are responsible for discovering the schema, or the metadata about the repository. This will include content types and their associated properties.

A discovery schema can then be used to aid in creating Job Mappings or to simply find out what's in the repository. Running a discovery instance will create a new version of the schema. Whatever version you select will be used when creating mappings.

Schema Instances

Viewing the schema instances will show you a table of all available Discovery Instances, this table can be sorted by Name, Type, and Available Versions.

Here you can view the most recently created schema instances as well as created new ones.

Name: Unique Name for the Discovery Connection to identify it in the UI.

Type: The Discovery Type refers to the type of the repository (i.e. CMIS, Sharepoint, Documentum etc.).

Version: Each discovery connection can have multiple versions. You can select the version you wish to use by selecting one from this dropbox. If there are no associated schemas the value should show Not Run.

New Discovery Connection Instance

To create a new Discovery Connection, click the Create New Discovery Instance button at the bottom of the Schema Instances Page. Fill in the following fields.

Name: Unique Name for the Discovery Connection to identify it in the UI.

Discovery Type: The Discovery Type refers to the type of the repository

Authentication Connection: A predefined connection for authentication. More Info...

Ignore Types: Comma delimited list of types to ignore. Note that you can have regex as well. So to ignore all types with workflow in the name, you would enter (.*)workflow(.*) into the ignore types text box.

Additional Fields

Some connections require additional information to search for types. Click on the software link below for more details on setting up the Discovery Connection for that particular software.

Discovery Schema View

Once Discovery finishes running Simflofy will store the information. Discovery only needs to be run once, unless the schema of the source repository is changed.

To view the report, click the document icon to the left of the instance. You can click into each attribute section by category.

Discovery Attribute CategoriesDiscovery Attribute Properties

Available Discovery Connections

Ephesoft Batch
Google Drive iManage
MongoDB Nuxeo
Properties File
Salesforce Sharepoint REST

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