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How to Execute Metadata Searches while Rebuilding a WebCenter Content (WCC) Corrupted Index (Doc ID 2237111.1)

Last updated on MARCH 14, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Content - Version 11.1.1.6.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

While rare, when the WCC server is configured for ORACLETEXTSEARCH or DATABASE.FULLTEXT, an active index becomes corrupt.

The index is corrupted to the point that searches either outright fail (and generate an ORA or DRG error) or return incorrect results:

When the active index is corrupt and requires a full collection rebuild, searches will not work until the index is completely rebuilt.

Small content repositories the impact is less as the rebuild will only take several hours or less.  Large repositories (those in the millions) the time before the rebuild is complete may take several days or weeks.

This Knowledge Note will provide steps to allow metadata searches to work while the rebuild is active.

Solution

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In this Document
Goal
Solution
 For searches from the WCC search page
 For searches called from external applications
 For soap requests
  For RIDC requests
 Verify that the metadata search is working
 Steps following Index Rebuild Successful

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