[SINCE Orbeon Forms 2019.1]
Using the eXist database with Orbeon Forms is deprecated. We recommend using one of the supported relational databases for production.
By default, Orbeon Forms ships with an embedded eXist-db database. For production, this is not an ideal setup and it is better to have a separate eXist-db database. After you download and install eXist-db, you should follow the instruction below to set it up, and let Orbeon Forms know how it should connect to eXist-db.
Orbeon Forms uses the Lucene-based full-text index. Without this configuration, free-text search in the Form Runner summary page won't work. After you install eXist-db, store a
collection.xconf file as follows in the eXist-db, under
system/config/db/orbeon/fr/. You can also find the latest version of this file on GitHub.
<collection xmlns="http://exist-db.org/collection-config/1.0"><index><!-- Disable the standard full text index --><fulltext default="none" attributes="no"/><!-- Lucene index is configured below --><lucene><analyzer class="org.apache.lucene.analysis.standard.StandardAnalyzer"/><!-- We want to index the content of all form elements --><text match="//*"/></lucene></index></collection>
oxf.fr.persistence.exist.exist-uri in your Orbeon Forms
properties-local.xml to tell Form Runner how to connect to your eXist-db REST API, using the appropriate URL.