The Website Tree Adaptor creates a site map that is displayed in Analysis Center, within the Object Explorer, and in reports that allow content drilldown. In order to generate a site map, the adaptor crawls and indexes the website content similar to search engines.
After running a scheduled website crawl, the adaptor updates new pages and removes any deleted pages. The adaptor also adds any un-indexed pages to the site map that have been detected by the tracking agent.
Unlike the CardioLog SharePoint adaptors which retrieve item metadata by using the SharePoint API, the Website Tree Adaptor collects information directly from the website pages. Therefore, some reporting features are not available, including the "by type" report filter and some of the portal growth reports including content contributors, document modifications, document modifiers, portal actions, portal growth trend, portal inventory, and unmodified documents.
The Website Tree Adaptor is also used for non-SharePoint websites.
The Website Tree Adaptor is automatically installed with CardioLog. There is no installation required on the website servers. In order to configure the Website Tree adaptor, perform the following steps:
- From the navigation pane in CardioLog, go to Administration and select System Configuration. Click Website Tree Adaptor from the main window.
System Configuration Main Window
- Click Add Website button and fill in the Website Name and Website URL. The URL should be the root URL of your website (example:
System Configuration - Website Tree Adaptor
- Under Advanced, enter Authentication credentials if you have a secure website.
- Click Save at the bottom of the page. Once the crawl is saved. you will be able to view it in the main website tree adaptor user interface, where you will also see different columns of current information from the last scheduled job
- Restart the CardioLog Scheduling Service.
- After the next run of the Portal Tree Updates service or scheduled website crawl, the site map will be available in the Analysis Center, the Object Explorer and in reports that allow content drilldown.