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From Doug Cutting <cutt...@apache.org>
Subject Re: renaming fields in index
Date Mon, 07 Mar 2005 18:05:59 GMT
Andrzej Bialecki wrote:
> Doug Cutting wrote:
> 
>> You cannot easily change the field names in the index.
> 
> ..through the existing API, that is. Because you can change the content 
> of the *.fnm file appropriately, right?

Right.  One could write something that would re-write all of the .fnm 
files.  It would need to check that you don't try to rename two fields 
to be the same (since that would require re-writing the full segment). 
It would also need to lock segments for write.

Doug

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