# The IndexCrawler

Abstract

Take an existing index and execute functions over it.

The IndexCrawler is a crawler that takes an existing index and executes a group of functions over it.

The IndexCrawler inherits from the FlatDataCrawler<T>. This means that you can pass a list of IIndexables and it iterates over them, then executes a function on each IIndexable and commits it back to the index.

This an example of what you can use it for: Go through every document in the index and add “!!” to the name of every document. The code would look like this:

var crawler = new IndexCrawler(this.sourceIndexName);
crawler.CrawlFunctions += this.CallMe;