Add or Edit a Coveo Twitter Source
Add or Edit a Coveo Twitter Source
Posted by a certain user
Containing certain keywords (hashtags)
Included in a certain list
Included in a certain collection
You want to index content regarding or related to your company. Therefore, you index tweets posted by your company account and by your CEO, as well as relevant keywords such as product, partner, and event names. You could also index existing lists or collections made by your company account or any other user.
Source Key Characteristics
|Twitter version||Latest cloud version||Following available Twitter releases|
|Searchable content types||Users, tweets1, 2, lists, and collections|
|Content update operations||Refresh||Takes place every hour by default. See limitations.|
|Content security options||Determined by source permissions|
#) or cashtags (
$), and usernames (preceded by a
@character) are indexed as tweet metadata.
During a source refresh, deleted items can’t be detected and therefore require a source rescan or rebuild to be updated or removed.
Source refresh can’t be performed if the last refresh, rescan or rebuild didn’t end normally, i.e., the source was stopped, paused, or an exception occurred.
Only the first 140 characters of tweets are indexed.
Media content, such as pictures and videos, isn’t supported at this time.
Add or Edit a Twitter Source
In the Add/Edit a Twitter Source panel, the Configuration tab is selected by default. It contains your source’s general and authentication information, as well as other parameters.
Enter a name for your source.
A source name can’t be modified once it’s saved, therefore be sure to use a short and descriptive name, using letters, numbers, hyphens (
Item Type and Value to Index
Use the Item type drop-down menu to select the type of item to index. Click the plus sign (+) to add items. Available options are:
Under Value to index, you can enter several usernames separated by a comma and a space character. You don’t need to use the preceding
Under Value to index, enter the username of the list creator and the list name as it appears in the list URL. The username and the list name must be formatted as follows:
Under Value to index, enter a string preceded by a hashtag (
#) or a cashtag (
Under Value to index, enter the collection ID. You can find this numerical string in the collection page URL.Example
https://twitter.com/NYTNow/timelines/576828964162965504, enter collection ID
Character optical recognition (OCR)
If you want Coveo to extract text from image files or PDF files containing images, check the appropriate box. OCR-extracted text is processed as item data, meaning that it’s fully searchable and will appear in the item Quick View. See Enable Optical Character Recognition for details on this feature.
"Content to Include" Section
Select Old items to keep in the index the items that aren’t reindexed following a source configuration change. Unselect the option when you want to delete these items.
If indexing a user, select Mentions, Replies, Retweets, and Users' followings (tweets of users followed by the users specified under Value to index) to index the corresponding content.
"Content Security" Tab
In the Access tab, set whether each group and API key can view or edit the source configuration (see Resource Access):
If available, in the left pane, click Groups or API Keys to select the appropriate list.
In the Access Level column for groups or API keys with access to source content, select View or Edit.
Finish adding or editing your source:
When you want to save your source configuration changes without starting a build/rebuild, such as when you know you want to do other changes soon, click Add Source/Save.
When you’re done editing the source and want to make changes effective, click Add and Build Source/Save and Rebuild Source.
Once the source is built or rebuilt, you can review its content in the Content Browser.