- Available Source Types
- Content Retrieval Methods
- Source Permission Types
- Source Item Types
- Source Credentials Leading Practices
- Refresh vs Rescan vs Rebuild
- Edit a Source Schedule
- Edit Source Extensions
- Add or Edit a Source
- Security - Tab
- Manage Source Mappings
- Edit a Source JSON Configuration
- JSON Modification Examples
- Understanding Crawling Performance
Refresh VS Rescan VS Rebuild
Once a source is created, you can schedule or manually apply different source update types to maintain the source up-to-date with the system or to apply source configuration changes (see Refresh, Rescan or Rebuild Sources and Schedule Source Updates).
The three update types attempt to catch and re-index changes for both:
- Content: new, modified, or deleted items
- Permissions: user and groups allowed or denied to see the items (see Coveo Cloud V2 Management of Security Identities and Item Permissions)
|Update type||Scanned items||Re-indexing||Resource impact|
Only items identified by the source system as content or permission changes since the last update.
Refresh is not available for all source types, and when it is, it may have limitations like not catching all types of changes (deleted items, permission changes, etc.).
|All scanned||All scanned||Small|
|Rescan||All||Only items found to have changed||Only permissions found to have changed||Medium|