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Ability to Split Documents At Ingest Time

It would be useful to be able to provide Discovery logic that would allow it to split one ingested document into multiple indexed documents.  For example, make every paragraph or page a single Discovery document.

  • Phil Anderson
  • Jun 5 2017
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  • Senthil B commented
    June 30, 2017 07:01


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    Phil Anderson commented
    June 30, 2017 12:29

    Hi Senthil, no need to type +1, just ensure you click the vote button, which actually gives this a plus one :)

  • Lalit Agarwalla commented
    July 20, 2017 15:31

    Along with splitting the document, there is also a need to have HTML version of the text in another field (can be made optional). When we split using Document Conversion as answer units, everything becomes plain text. So even if there is a table or list, it all becomes mixed up.

    Idea is to having a "html" field along with "text" field in the json, just like it is having when we upload html file.



  • Percy Shi commented
    July 25, 2017 04:46

    have we got some update on this requirement?


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    Phil Anderson commented
    October 03, 2017 16:35

    This is now in Production (in beta)

  • Percy Shi commented
    October 03, 2017 16:41

    @James Anderson

    Do we have some document/info about this feature?



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    Phil Anderson commented
    October 03, 2017 16:48

    Yes, you can read the docs here: and the announcement here

  • Percy Shi commented
    October 03, 2017 16:53

    thanks, @James Anderson !

  • Guest commented
    December 12, 2017 05:37

    Is there an expectation to add configuring of splitting into the Discovery Tool?  So setting up splitting would happen in the UI rather than using the API...?