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From Jeroen Reijn <j.re...@onehippo.com>
Subject Re: Strange XPath Issue
Date Tue, 05 Jul 2011 20:25:24 GMT
Hi Jack,

see my comments inline.

On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 9:34 PM, Jack Kirsten <jkfriends@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, I'm relatively new to Jackrabbit.  In our application we never turned on
> SearchIndex section within repository.xml (so as workspace.xml) files
> because we always go directly to a given document using the JCR UUID
> reference.  By the way we use *Jackrabbit v2.2.1* and *Oracle* as the
> repository. Now our requirements are getting expanded as we would like to
> use the document metadata feature to store contextual info about a document
> so that we can use the metadata to retrieve a selected set of documents.
> As the first step, I added the default SearchIndex section in workspace.xml
> file and restarted the JCR.
> I saw a bunch of lines like this in my log file - then I saw it created the
> *index* folder under workspace area.
> *2011-07-05 15:04:01.724 INFO  [WebContainer : 0] MultiIndex.java:1204
> indexing...
> /vfs:metaData/21ee130e-978e-415f-bfd1-7aa03d91608c/vfs:attributes (3500)*
> I have the folder structure like this.  When I create a document in JCR, I
> specify the metadata info as part of the document which is by a complex XSD
> type with tags like docType, uploadedBy, contextValue, etc.
> / (root)
>  /MyApp (sub-folder)
>      /documents/ (sub-folder)
>         /document-1.pdf (file)
>         /document-2.pdf (file)
>     /accounts/ (sub-folder)
>         /account.txt (file)
>        etc...
> The following XPath expression works.
> *//jcr:root/vfs:metaData//*[vfs:attributes/vfs:docType='TAX_DOCS']*
> If I give wrong value, for example instead of 'TAX_DOCS', 'TAX', it returns
> no documents as expected which is great. This proves that the metadata is
> correctly stored as expected and it is used in the filter process correctly.
> The problem with this query is that it starts searching from the root folder
> but I want to search from /MyApp/documents sub-folder only.  So I tried
> this:
> *//jcr:root/MyApp/documents//vfs:metaData//*[vfs:attributes/vfs:docType='TAX_DOCS']*
> It returns nothing. Then I tried this too but no success.
> *//jcr:root/MyApp/documents//*[vfs:metaData/vfs:attributes/vfs:docType='TAX_DOCS']*

Maybe you could try:


I don't think you need to use the *//jcr:root . It should be fine that
it's a relative location.

> So what am I doing wrong?  Is anything in workspace.xml configuration that
> we need to set or missing?

No as far as I know it's not necessary to do that. You should be able
to just use a query.

> Any help is appreciated.
> Thanks, Jack
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