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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: Wildcard Prefix
Date Wed, 16 Jun 2004 07:43:30 GMT
On Jun 15, 2004, at 8:17 PM, Nalin Mittal wrote:
> Does anyone have some sample code that implements the Wildcard Prefix
> functionality so that a search like ‘*ucene’ could be executed?

WildcardQuery (via the API, not QueryParser) allows '*ucene' syntax.

Why doesn't QueryParser allow this?  Because it is a very inefficient 
and potentially performance killing type of query.  Lucene must 
navigate *every* term in the index in order to find what matches.


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