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Clearwell 7.1.2 allow the use of overlays

Created: 14 Mar 2013 • Updated: 29 Apr 2014 | 4 comments
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We have found the criical need to be able to run overlays to populate custom fields with information after a load has been conducted.  All information is not always available at the time of injestion.  Right now without the overlay feature one would have to reload the data with an updated loadfile.  Hence having to load data more than once.  This would be very useful.


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Stroupie's picture

We find that to be a critical need as well.  This is standard feature in most eDiscovery databases.  Can you please post information on the plan to implement overlays or is that part of 7.2?   thanks!

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I can see this as being an important feature request but not sure that will be possible.  In order for the new/changed metadata to be useful it would have to be indexed.   The Clearwell system is not designed to re-index a doc that already exists in the database.  

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Stroupie's picture


I am concerned about this as well.  This has been a standard feature for years for most of the database platforms.  I would suggest looking at a feature that would allow index updates within the system for overlays.

I believe that most clients would need this type of feature and it should be addressed seriously.  I know we have needed this several times and were very surprised when we learned it was not available.


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Houshang's picture

This is on the Roadmap. We plan to leverage the Load File import to 'Overlay' Metadata and Custom Fields. 

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