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From Scott Ganyo <sc...@ganyo.com>
Subject Re: A "not" query question
Date Tue, 04 Jan 2005 18:39:04 GMT
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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