wiki:ApertureDataCrawler

Version 5 (modified by dburkhar, 17 years ago) (diff)

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Data Crawler

Java Interface

Probably equal to:

and probably merge biz.aduna.datasource.crawler.DataCrawlerListener with source:/trunk/gnoDesktopSearch/src/java/org/gnowsis/desktopsearch/crawler/CrawlerListener.java

/**
 * A DataCrawler accesses the physical source represented by a DataSource
 * and delivers a stream of DataObjects representing the individual items
 * in that source.  
 */
public interface DataCrawler {
	
	/**
         * Constants used to indicate why a scan was stopped.
         */
	public static enum ExitCode {
		COMPLETED,        // the scan procedure terminated normally
		BY_REQUEST,       // the DataCrawler was requested to abort the scan procedure
		FATAL_EXCEPTION   // an error occurred that made further scanning impossible
	};
	
        /**
         * Returns the DataSource crawler by this DataCrawler.
         */
        public DataSource getDataSource();
    
	/**
	 * Starts a scan for DataObjects over the configured domain defined
         * in the DataSource. If this is not the first run of this DataCrawler,
         * it will only report the differences with the previous run, unless the
         * previous scan results have been cleared.
	 **/
	public void scan();

	/**
	 * Stops a running scan operation as fast as possible. This method
         * may return before the operation has actually been stopped.
	 **/
	public void stopScanning();

	/**
	 * Clears all stored scan results. Any listeners registered with
	 * this data source will be notified of the removal of the data
	 * objects. The next call to scan() will again report all
	 * data objects in the configured domain.
	 **/
	public void clearScanResults();

	/**
	 * Gets the ScanReport of the last performed scan, or the current
	 * scan when a scan is in progress. Returns null when
	 * no scan was performed in this session and there is no scan report
	 * available from the previous session.
	 * 
	 * @return The ScanReport of the last session, or null when
	 * this is not available.
	 **/
	public ScanReport getLastScanReport();
	
	/**
	 * Adds a DataSourceListener to which this data source should
	 * report any scanned or cleared data objects.
	 *
	 * @param listener The DataCrawlerListener to add.
	 **/
	public void addListener(DataCrawlerListener listener);

	/**
	 * Removes a DataSourceListener from this data source.
	 *
	 * @param listener The DataCrawlerListener to remove.
	 **/
	public void removeListener(DataCrawlerListener listener);
}