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From Erik Hatcher <e...@ehatchersolutions.com>
Subject Re: A "not" query question
Date Tue, 04 Jan 2005 18:45:12 GMT
Or use IndexReader and find the document id's that contain the term 
you're avoiding, then access all the documents but those.

	Erik


On Jan 4, 2005, at 1:39 PM, Scott Ganyo wrote:
> Nope, that's the way to do it.
>
> S
>
> On Jan 4, 2005, at 11:53 AM, George Aroush wrote:
>
>> Hi folks,
>>
>> In Lucene, how can I retrieve all documents that don't match the term 
>> of my
>> query?  That is, I want all documents that don't have the word "CAT".
>>
>> The only way I can think of how to do it now is to create a 'dummy' 
>> field
>> which always contains a known value, say "1" and than build a query 
>> like so:
>>
>> 	("1" in dummy) AND (NOT "CAT")
>>
>> Can I still achieve my goal without the 'dummy' field
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> -- George Aroush
>>
>>
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