Add sources to make IBM® Lotus® Quickr™ places and templates available to users in places catalog.
Sources are connections to servers or clusters containing Lotus Quickr places and templates. The servers publish metadata about their places and templates, and sources collect that metadata in an index. Place metadata then displays in lists of places in the Public Places
and My Places
views. Template metadata displays when users create a new place. By default metadata is collected automatically on a schedule, but you can control collections for each source.
Only place and template metadata is collected, not the actual place content.
To add sources, log in to Lotus Quickr as an administrator and click the Places Catalog Administration
link at the bottom of the page. Then click Add Source
Then perform the following tasks to manage sources:
- To order the list of sources alphabetically, click Source Name.
- To order the list by source type (places or templates), click Type.
- To see the number of items (places or templates), see the Number of items column.
- To see the status of a source (available or not) see the Status column.
- To see details on the most recent source collection, including whether it succeeded or failed, click More.
- To open the Lotus Quickr Server Administration interface on a source's server, click Manage Places on this Server.
- To edit a source, click Edit Details.
- To manage source metadata collection, click More actions and then do any of the following:
- To collect metadata from the source, select Collect Data.
- To delete the source's metadata from the index, select Clear Data.
- To disable future scheduled metadata collections, select Disable Schedule. This stops future collections, but does not delete existing metadata from the index.
- To remove the source from the list and delete all its metadata from the index, select Delete Source and Data.
In clustered environments, Places Catalog Administration is located on the primary node. If you see a message that says that the primary node is not available, an administrator can switch the Places Catalog Administration to a secondary node. For information, see the topic Changing the places catalog node in clusters
Parent topic: Managing places: qp85