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What types of attachments are supported by full text index?

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In Lotus Domino and Lotus Notes, what types of attachments are supported by full text index?

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The Domino 8 server and Notes 8 client have been upgraded with version 9.2.0.12 of the KeyView filters and viewers, which support bidirectional reading order. KeyView technology enables Domino/Notes to access, index, and view document attachments of many file types and forms such as image and word-processing formats.

Note: Indexing of .ZIP files are not supported by Notes and Domino.

The ability to filter container files which consist of a main file and sub-files embedded in the main file. Compressed files, such as zipped files and e-mail message files, with attachments such as Outlook Express, are examples of container files. The following formats are supported using the container functions: Microsoft Outlook Express (.EML), Microsoft Outlook (.MSG), and Microsoft Outlook Personal Folder (.PST), files.

The following file formats are supported by Notes/Domino 8.0 for filtering: (Known issues are noted further below):

    8.0.1 Note: The 32-bit Domino 8.0.1 Server and Notes 8.0.1 client are using version 9.2.0.12 of the KeyView filters. 64-bit Domino on Windows and 64-Bit Domino on AIX are using version 10.2.0.2 of the KeyView filters. The same file formats stated below are supported for filtering on the 64-bit Domino 8.0.1 server.

    8.0.2 Note: The Domino 8.0.2 server and Notes 8.0.2 client are using version 10.4.0.0 of the KeyView filters.
    Domino for System i and Domino for System z are using version 9.2.0.12 of the KeyView filters and so attachment types and versions introduced in 8.0.2 * will not be available for these operating systems.


Word Processing Formats (Attachment type -- Version):
ANSI (TXT)
ASCII (TXT)
HTML (HTM)
IBM DCA/RFT (Revisable Form Text ) DC -- SC23-0758-1
Rich Text Format / Wordpad (RTF) -- 1 through 1.6
Unicode (TXT) -- 3, 4, .UNI and .TXT
Adobe Maker Interchange Format (MIF) -- 5, 5.5, 6, 7
Applix Words (AW) -- 3.11, 4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
Display Write (IP) -- 4
Folio Flat File (FFF) -- 3.1
Fujitsu Oasys (OA2) -- 7
JustSystems Ichitaro (JTD) -- 8, 9, 10, 12. 8.0.1: Adds 8 through 2005
Lotus AMI Pro (SAM) -- 2, 3
Lotus Word Pro (LWP) -- 96, 97, Millennium Edition R9 Note: Windows x86 (32-bit only)
Oasis Open Document Format (ODT) [Added 8.0.2*] -- 2
Microsoft Word for PC (DOC) -- 4, 5, 5.5, 6
Microsoft Word for Windows (DOC) -- 1 through 2002. 8.0.2*: Through 2003
Microsoft Word for Macintosh (DOC) -- 4, 5, 6, 98
Microsoft Word 2007 (DOCX, DOCM) [Added 8.0.2*]
Microsoft Works (WPS) -- 1 through 2000
Microsoft Windows Write (WRI) -- 1, 2, 3
WordPerfect for Windows V5 (WO) -- 5, 5.1
Word Perfect for Windows V6 or Higher (WPD) -- 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. 8.0.2*: Adds 11, 12, X3.
Word Perfect for Macintosh -- 1.02, 2, 2.1, 2.2, 3, 3.1
Word Perfect for Linux -- 6 8.0.2*: Adds 8.1
XyWrite (XY4) -- 4.12


Spreadsheet Formats:
Applix Spreadsheets -- 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
Comma Separated Values (CSV)
Corel Quattro Pro (QPW, WB3) -- 5, 6, 7, 8
Lotus 123 for Smartsuite (123) 96, 97, Millennium Edition R9
Lotus 1-2-3 (WK4) -- 2, 3 , 4 , 5
Lotus 1-2-3 Charts (123) -- 2, 3 , 4 , 5
Oasis Open Document Format (ODS) [Added 8.0.2*]
Microsoft Excel for Windows (XLS) -- 2.2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 96, 97, 2000, 2002. 8.0.2*: Adds 2003.
Microsoft Excel for Macintosh (XLS) -- 98. 8.0.2*: Adds 2001 v.X, 2004.
Microsoft Excel Charts (XLS) -- 2, 3 ,4, 5 , 6, 7
Microsoft Works Spread Sheet (S30, S40) -- 1, 2 , 3 , 4


Presentation Formats:
Applix Presents (AG) -- 4.0, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4
Corel Presentations (SHW) -- 7, 9, 10, 11. 8.0.2*: Adds 12, X3.
Lotus Freelance Graphics for Windows (PRE) 2, 96, 97, 98, Millenium Edition R9
Lotus Freelance Graphics 2 (PRE) 2
Oasis Open Document Format (ODS) [Added 8.0.2*] -- 2
Microsoft Power Point for Windows (PPT) -- 95, 97, 2000, 2002. 8.0.2*: Adds 2003
Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 (PPTX, PPTM, POTX, POTM, PPSX, PPSM) [Added 8.0.2*]
Microsoft Power Point for PC (PPT) -- 4
Microsoft Power Point for Macintosh (PPT) -- 98
Microsoft Project (MPP) (Extracts metadata only) -- 98, 2000, 2002


Display Formats:
Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) -- 1.1 (Acrobat 2.0) to 1.4 (Acrobat 5.0) 8.0.1: Adds to 1.7.


Graphics Formats (Filter SDK):
AutoCAD Drawing Format (DWG) (Standalone: Does not extract metadata) -- R13, R14 and 2000 (R15). 8.0.2*: Adds 2004 (R18), 2007 (R21)

AutoCAD Drawing Format (DXF) (Standalone: Does not extract metadata) -- R13, R14 and 2000 (R15). 8.0.2*: Adds 2004 (R18), 2007 (R21)

Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM) (Embedded)
Enhanced Metafile (EMF) (Embedded and Standalone)
Lotus Pic (Pic) (Standalone)
Microsoft Visio (Extracts metadata only) -- 6. 8.0.2*: Adds 2000, 2002, 2003.
Tagged Image File (TIFF) (Standalone: Extracts metadata only) -- 5
Windows Meta File (WMF) (Embedded and Standalone) -- 3


Multimedia Formats:
MPEG - 1 Audio Layer 3 (MP3) (Extracts Meta Data : Summary Information Only) -- ID3 Versions 1 and 2

Container Formats:
Microsoft Outlook (MSG) -- 97, 2000, 2002

Binary Formats:
Nothing Supported in the Filter SDK


Following are the issues with Search using the filters for attachments

Documented for Notes/Domino 8.0 (also apply to later releases 8.0.x releases):

    • AutoCAD (DXF) and Autodesk Drawing (DWG) files are not filtered properly (SPR# SMAI6NRMK4).
    • Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders and MIME attachments are not able to be filtered (SPR# SMAI6SZTEE).
    • Some Amipro file types are not able to filter properly on UNIX/AIX/Solaris (SPR# SMAI6YZT5V)
    • Cannot find SXW and SXC OpenOffice-formatted files with the KeyView filters. (SPR# TLEE6U9DW2).
    • Keyview: Embedded attachments in Microsoft Outlook (msg) attachment file influence the search results (SPR# ZQSA6TBDJH).
    • KV7 filters -FTS attachments: Failed filtering Lotus WordPro file formats with Arabic and Greek attachments (SPR# ASAN5CSNYH).
    • Microsoft Works (WPS) file not searchable (SPR# BARA6T6TA3)

In addition for Domino 8.0.1:
  • 64-bit Domino on Windows: Not able to filter some .LWP file types (SPR# SMAI78VQ5J). Note: The filter was found to be working as designed, it is only available for Windows x86 (32bit windows)
    • 64-bit Domino on Windows: Microsoft Word (Doc) file not searchable (SPR# SMAI76SK4D). Indirectly fixed in the 10.4 filters (used in 8.0.2).

NOTE: The content of this document is largely based on information found in the Notes/Domino Release Notes, but also includes additional corrections and updates which may not appear in the Release Notes.

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