This is the data source type and is set on creation of the data source.

Setting the key

Set this configuration key in the search package or data source configuration.

Use the configuration key editor to add or edit the collection_type key, and set the value. This can be set to any valid Type allowed values: unknown, web, filecopy, local, database, meta, trim, trimpush, connector, directory, push, push2, matrix, custom, facebook, flickr, slackpush, twitter or youtube value.

Default value

None. The type is set on creation of the data source or search package.


  • Search packages are assigned a special collection_type value of meta.

See also