Difference Between DataIndex and DataIndex_Hierarchy

Updated Nov 27, 2020

Issue Details

After creating a new DataFinder Instance in SystemLink's Data Indexing (lets call it as Instance A), I found two new selections for Data Source known as A_DataIndex and A_DataIndex_Hierarchy when I am trying to create a manual task in Analysis Automation.

What is the difference between A_DataIndex and A_DataIndex_Hierarchy?

Solution

Difference between A_DataIndex and A_DataIndex_Hierarchy lies on how the data is indexed.

A_DataIndex used the common file system to index data while with A_DataIndex_Hierarchy, data is indexed according to year-month or any custom structure user preferred.