Disable purchase order discovery
Knowing when to disable purchase order discovery can help your Line Item Matching Locator extraction results.
If your Purchase order input locator returns all necessary results, using purchase order discovery can negatively affect the overall performance of your project. This is because when Execute purchase order discovery is enabled, all of the purchase order numbers returned from the Purchase order input locator, the Vendor ID locator and purchase order discovery are all processed. As a result, minimizing the number of purchase order numbers that are evaluated decreases the time it takes to process your documents.
You can limit the total number of purchase order numbers used by setting a value for the Maximum purchase orders used option. Limiting your purchase order numbers in this way when you have Execute purchase order discovery does not guarantee that you will get better results. All it does is truncate the total number of purchase orders that are evaluated in order to reduce the time it takes to process your documents. For the best results, improve your Purchase order input locator results so purchase order discovery is not required. Thoroughly test the Purchase order input locator and perform extraction benchmarks against that locator before using it as input. This will help determine if your results are good enough to disable purchase order discovery.
You can disable purchase order discovery by following these steps:
- Open the locator properties.
- Click the Settings tab.
Ensure that your
Purchase order input locator returns successful results.
Confirm this by thoroughly testing the locator before it is used as input in this locator.
- In the Purchase Orders group, clear Purchase order discovery.
- Test your locator and perform extraction benchmarks to ensure that disabling this option improves results.
- Optionally, click Close to close the locator properties window.
- Save the changes to your project.