Microsoft SharePoint 2007 and 2010

To create a new SharePoint 2007 or 2010 data source:

  1. From the main menu select Data Sources

  2. Click NewNew Data Source

  3. In the New Data Source dialog, select the dataset this new data source will belong to by:

    1. choosing an existing dataset from the dropdown, or

    2. clicking Add to new Data Set and typing the name of your dataset

      If you use option 3b, remember to add the dataset to at least one security group. If you don’t, no users will be able to see the data from this data source.

  4. Click Next

  5. Select the data source and click Next

  6. Enter the credentials and details for the data source and click Next



User Name

User with read permissions on the data you want to crawl.


The password for the user.


The domain the user belongs to.

Service Host

The IP address or fully qualified domain name of the server you want to crawl. Example:


Optional. You can use this field if you want to target a specific site on your SharePoint server.

  1. Select the country for this data source and click Next

    The country is used in geographical visualisations

  2. Optionally, click Add Custom Description

    This allows you to use you own description for this data source, rather than accept the default description that NOW Privacy provides

  3. Set the Crawl priority

  4. Specify whether you want to crawl once or continuously

  5. Click Start Crawl Immediately if you want to crawl the data right now

    Or you can start a crawl manually anytime you want

  6. Click Create Data Source

more See also: SharePoint URL lengths