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This documentation is for OMERO 5.2. This version is now in maintenance mode and will only be updated in the event of critical bugs or security concerns. OMERO 5.3 is expected in the first quarter of 2017.

File parsers

File parsers extract text from various file types and provide it as a Reader to the FullTextBridge for use during search indexing. Plain text formats can use the default fileParser bean, but any specialized format, such as PDF or RTF requires special libraries and special registration.


Currently, configuration takes places solely in service-ome.api.Search.xml. Eventually, it should be able to replace file parsers at configuration or even runtime.

Available parsers

File type Parser
text/xml (internal)
text/plain (internal)
text/csv (internal)

The base class for File parsers are

See also

OMERO search