Use Google Drive As a Content Source

SearchUnify can crawl, index, and search the data in your Google Drive instance. This article explains how to start using Google Drive as a content repository for your search clients.

Establish a Connection

  1. Navigate to Content Sources.

  2. Click Add new content source.

  1. Find Google Drive and click Add.

  2. Give your content source a Name.

  3. Click Connect

  4. A pop-up window asking access permissions will appear. Click Allow to let SearchUnify index the files on your Google Drive.

  5. A connection successful message will appear. Click Next.

Set Up Crawl Frequency

  1. Click to fire up a calendar and select a date. Only the files created or updated after the selected date will be indexed.

  2. Use the Frequency dropdown to select how often SearchUnify should index the files.

  3. Click Set.

Select Types and Fields for Indexing

Google Drive supports only one content type file. By Content Field lets you pick the files for indexing.

  1. Click .

  2. Select the fields and save.

  3. Open By Folders.

  4. From Mine Folders and Shared Folders, select the directories for indexing.

  5. Click Save.

You have successfully added Google Drive as a content source.

Last updatedTuesday, January 19, 2021

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