Active Technologies Report

A report that consists of data and the ability to interact with that data independent of a connection to a proprietary application, network, or PC. Analytical functions available in an active report include sorting, filtering, calculating, and charting, with Excel-like precision and functionality. (See Tabular View.)


A component in Lucene that processes input text strings, transforming and normalizing them for indexing. The Analyzer splits text strings into tokens (words), which can then be filtered to add, delete, or change them. For example, spaces can be removed and plural words changed to their singular form. This allows for the most relevant information to be indexed and returned in a search.


Process of verifying an identity using credentials provided by the person attempting to access Magnify search results.


Process of determining whether or not the authenticated person has permission to access specific Magnify search results.


A container of iWay components that have been assembled to perform a specific task. All channels contain three subcomponents, called an inlet, a route, and an outlet, through which a document flows. Each subcomponent is a container for specific iWay components. In Magnify, the inlet contains a listener, the route contains a process flow, and the outlet contains an emitter.


A container for information that is stored by the server on the client side for future use. For example, once a user has been authenticated on their initial log on or request to access information, a cookie containing their credentials can be used for subsequent requests to eliminate the need to prompt for credentials again.


One or more indices grouped together as a single logical unit. Collections are defined in the collections.xml file, and are made available to the end user on the Magnify search page through the Magnify style sheet.

Collections help a user to focus their search. For example, data from an enterprise could be partitioned into a series of collections representing each enterprise department, such as sales, marketing, corporate, and so on, rather than a single collection that encompasses all departments.

Dynamic Categorization Tree

A tree display in the Magnify search page that categorizes the results from a Magnify search into a hierarchical view based on the data that is being searched. For example, a main category could be Country, with subcategories of France, Germany, and Chile. The tree also provides a value next to each category and subcategory, which represents the number of occurrences found during a search for that item. This tree is an aide in focusing in on the search result(s) that you need.


A repository of data (text, images, videos, and so on) in the search engine that is available for retrieval during a search query. This data can be processed before indexing, for instance, meta tags added. An index offers a fast and efficient way to return information to a search query.

iWay Designer

iWay design-time tool used to create business process flows. A process flow is represented by a sequence of objects that you configure to perform specific tasks as a document moves through the flow, such as the documents being fed to the search engine.

iWay Service Manager

iWay tool that monitors your data source and feeds the information that you have designated for searching to the search engine.

iWay Transformer

iWay design-time and run-time tool used to create data transformations, which convert messages (and documents) from one data format structure to another. Magnify uses a transformation of documents in an XML format to an HTML format, which is required by the search engine.


Contained in an iWay channel, a listener is designed in the Service Manager Console to monitor the data source that holds the information you want made available to search.


Lucene™ is a high-performance, open source, search engine available from Apache™ Software Foundation.


Enterprise search tool that allows you to search your structured and unstructured business content, such as application data and database records, through an easy-to-use search interface.

Magnify Prototype Wizard

A stand-alone Web application that provides a quick way for users to create a prototype of a Magnify environment. This is useful for designing and testing Magnify. The Prototype Wizard cannot be used to create and deploy Magnify in a production environment.


Information about data. In Magnify, metadata (in the documents fed to the search engine) includes the data source fields that hold relevant data, titles for the search results links, images to appear with a link, and the WebFOCUS reports to run from a link.

Process Flow

A process flow, created in iWay Designer, directs a document through a series of designer objects, each of which performs a specific task on or with the document.

Query Score

A percentage value that is calculated for each search result. It represents the sum of the category occurrences (as noted in the Dynamic Categorization Tree) for that particular search result. A Query Score helps you to identify characteristics of your search results, for example, identifying the most popular item from your search query.

Security Plug-in

A Java class, implemented by Magnify during a search query, that executes the authentication and authorization rules that determine if a user can access secure information.


A brief description of the search result displayed under each result link. The snippet helps to focus your choice from the list of returned search results. By default, the search result snippet is composed of content found before and after the search query in the search result's body.

Structured Data

Data that is organized by a defined name, such as fields and values in a database.

Style Sheet

A file that contains the instructions to display the Magnify search page with a specific look and feel. Style sheet options allow you to customize the look of Magnify. This is also known as the XSLT style sheet.

Tabular View

An alternative view of the search results presented in an active report format, where you can manipulate the results by sorting, filtering, and so on. (See Active Technologies Report.)


Component of the Analyzer that breaks an input text string into tokens (units, such as words) before it is stored in the Lucene index.


Created in the iWay Transform tool to convert a message (document) from one data format to another. Magnify uses a transformation that converts the incoming XML document to an HTML document, which is required by the search engine.

Unstructured Data

Data that is not in fixed-fields or locations. An example is data in a text document.


A character in a search term that represents one or more characters in a string. For example, tele*, will return items, such as telecom, television, telemarketing, and so on.