Advanced Distribution Modes

Advanced distribution mode is a generic term for modes where DIH processes the incoming data to generate new data files for each child. Each data file contains only the documents that the child server must index.

Hash-Based Distribution Modes

In hash-based distribution modes, DIH calculates a hash of the document value for a specified field. It then divides the hash number by the number of child servers; the remainder value determines the server that it sends the document to.

There are two options for this method:



Other limitations:

Value-Based Distribution Modes

In value-based distribution, DIH distributes information between child servers according to a particular value. The following options are available:


In distribute by field values, you can also explicitly specify the value of a field to distribute to a particular child server. This method is usually required only in very specialized situations.