Folders Tab

This tab provides the list of input folders and specify the polling criteria.

Option Description
Add Folders Click this button to add root input folders to the list. You can browse for an existing folder or create a new folder.
Include Subfolders Click this button to open the Include Subfolders Options dialog box, in which you can configure the following options:
  • Include Subfolders — Select this check box to add subfolders of the folders in the list and treat them as independent root folder.
  • Remember this choice — Select this check box to perform this action on any folders that are added later on.
Copy Copies selected data from the grid to the Windows Clipboard.
Paste Pastes data to the grid from the Windows clipboard.
  • Multiple cells can be selected and copied onto the clipboard.
  • Selected cells can be filled with the same value by copying this value to the clipboard, then selecting multiple cells and pasting.
  • If the clipboard contains tabular data, it can be pasted into the grid by right-clicking on the desired cell. This cell should be in the left top corner of the desired area.
Remove Folders Delete input folders from the list.  Select an entire row to delete it.
Name Specifies names of folders.
  • Each folder must have a unique name.
  • By default the name of the directory is loaded.
  • When duplicate folder names are added using the Add Folders... menu item or by copying and pasting of rows,  the folder name will automatically be changed to a unique folder name by appending 3 digits to the end of the name: 001, 002 etc.
Traverse Select this check box to poll the subfolders of this input folder for documents.
Mask Used by the polling algorithm to search and obtain only the files that it matches. A mask can be either simple or complicated. A simple mask can use wild-card symbols: ?(any one character) and *(any number of characters).

A complicated mask is composed of any number of simple masks joined with the "\" character.

Examples of simple masks:
  • m??p*.tif — All files beginning with "m", with the 4th character "p" and extension "tif".
  • *.* — All files.

Examples of complicated masks:

  • simple_mask\simple_mask
  • simple_mask\simple_mask\simple_mask

You can make use of this mask when you use the Traverse flag, and the last simple mask always relates to files and first n-1 masks to the first, second and etc... subfolder of the input folder.

For example this mask "m*\11*.pdf" will return only files that match the mask 11*.pdf in the directory that matches the mask m*.

Priority This field is used by the polling algorithm to group the input folders to queues. The folders with the highest priority (which is the lowest integer number) is polled first. Priority is specified by any integer number greater than 0.
Concurrent Poll Select this check box to have the search engine finds files in a folder under the root input folder. It will return all files in that folder (only in that folder, not in its subfolders) as one job. If this check box is cleared, the search engine will return only the first file.
Configuration Specify which configuration should be used for this specific folder from the list of configurations that were created under the Configurations Tab. Each input folder can use its own configuration of process and store components.
Path Points to the full path of the folder. Each Path can be local, or point to a network shared resource in UNC format.


  • c:\somefolder\anotherfolder
  • \\server\shared_resource\folder

Points to the full path of the folder. Each Path can be local, or point to a network shared resource in UNC format.

UNC paths should be entered manually. Local paths can be provided by clicking the browse button (...) to open the Browse for Folder dialog box.