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    How does Autocomplete work?

    • Article Type: Q&A
    • Product: Primo
    • Product Version: All versions


    How does Autocomplete work?


    After registration, Primo uploads local data to the Autocomplete server, which then indexes it and uses said data for suggestions. The initial indexing may take a few days, after which suggestions will start appearing for local scopes; Primo Central suggestions should start appearing almost immediately after activation as PC content is harvested into Autocomplete on a regular basis.


    Following the initial upload, Primo will automatically generate the Autocomplete content at the end of each scheduled indexing and asynchronously upload the content to the relevant region's Autocomplete index in the Ex Libris cloud. The generation itself takes only a few minutes.

    This Autocomplete data is stored on a dedicated Autocomplete server. The system will re-harvest the local index whenever new/updated records cause a 10 percent change in the index. Re-indexing from scratch will also trigger a re-harvest.

    Because this task is performed by the Autocomplete server, this re-harvesting has no impact on the Primo system.


    Category: Search Engine - Primo

    Subject: Indexing - Primo

    • Article last edited: 1/31/2017