Add a content source to crawl business data

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Topic Last Modified: 2008-09-04

Before you perform this procedure, confirm that the business data that you want to crawl has been registered with the business data catalog. For more information, see Register business applications in the Business Data Catalog and Plan for business data connections with the Business Data Catalog.


You must be a search services administrator to complete this procedure.

Adding a content source to crawl business data

Use the following procedure to create a content source of the business data content source type.

Add a content source to crawl business data

  1. On the Shared Services Administration page, in the Search section, click Search settings.

  2. On the Configure Search Settings page, in the Crawl Settings section, click Content sources and crawl schedules.

  3. On the Manage Content Sources page, click New Content Source.

  4. On the Add Content Source page, in the Name section, in the Name box, type a name for the content source.


    Each content source name must be unique within the SSP in which it is created.

  5. In the Content Source Type section, select Business Data.

  6. In the Applications section, select Crawl entire Business Data Catalog to crawl all applications registered in the Business Data Catalog, or select Crawl selected applications and select the specific applications you want to crawl.

  7. In the Crawl Schedules section, you can specify when to start full and incremental crawls:

    • You can create a full crawl schedule by clicking the Create Schedule link below the Full Crawl list.

    • You can create an incremental crawl schedule by clicking the Create Schedule link below the Incremental Crawl list.

  8. Click OK.

  9. Repeat steps 4 through 8 for any additional content sources you want to create.