Metadata truncated for class X

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Displayed in the Step-Index.log file

Warning: Meta data truncated for class 'X', you may want to use a bigger value of -mdsfml. The metadata content started with '...

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This means the indexer truncated the value of the specified metadata field.


  1. Increase the size of space allocated for metadata field values. Add or increase the value of the -mdsfml indexer option. This is done either by adding the option to the indexer options (eg. indexer_options= -mdsfml2000 increases the field size to 2000 characters) within collection.cfg, or via the administration interface by editing the collection settings and adding the setting to the indexer command line options on the indexer tab.
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