This guide discusses how to build a custom connector with the LucidWorks Connector Framework.
A simple example crawler is provided in the $LWE_HOME/app/examples/java directory of a LucidWorks installation. That directory also contains the source code for the example crawler, which can be used as a basis for a custom crawler.
The guide contains the following sections:
- Introduction to Lucid Connector Framework: Provides a technical overview of how connectors work in LucidWorks Search and an introduction to the various components of the Framework.
- How To Create A Connector: Provides detailed information about each component, including how to build a custom component and which parts of the example connector to reference while creating a connector.
- Integrating New Crawlers with LucidWorks: Once the custom connector is made, LucidWorks Search needs to be able to discover it; this section describes how to do that.