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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: Sorting Of Index
Date Wed, 17 Nov 2004 16:41:54 GMT
Sorting was added, and is available in the Lucene 1.4.x releases.


On Nov 17, 2004, at 8:29 AM, Palmer, Andrew MMI Woking wrote:

> Hi,
> I have been using Lucene now for about 4 years (pre Jakarta) and the
> system has worked fine.
> One feature that would be nice for my development would be the ability
> to sort the index by a particular field.
> There has been a marked performance improvement when the index is 
> sorted
> in the same order I am extracting the Documents.  I do not use a Query
> as some of the selections would not be easy to describe this way.
> I have been doing the sort in my current code, but it takes a long time
> as it involves adding the records to the end of the index (in the
> correct order) and then deleting any duplicated records.
> This sorting would be very useful to me, and save a fair bit of running
> time.
> Andrew
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