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From "Otis Gospodnetic (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Closed: (LUCENE-166) Possibility to update fields of an existing document
Date Thu, 27 Oct 2005 17:27:56 GMT
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Otis Gospodnetic closed LUCENE-166:

Closing because this is a request, and I've seen patches for this feature elsewhere a long
time ago, so we jsut need to dig them out, evaluate, and possibly apply them.

> Possibility to update fields of an existing document
> ----------------------------------------------------
>          Key: LUCENE-166
>          URL:
>      Project: Lucene - Java
>         Type: Improvement
>   Components: Index
>     Versions: unspecified
>  Environment: Operating System: other
> Platform: All
>     Reporter: Jeroen ter Voorde
>     Priority: Minor

> Hi, this is probably gonna be rejected but...
> We're using lucene to index documents content (word, pdf etc.) with their meta 
> data.
> The meta data is used to implement access rights to the documents.
> It is possible (in our system) to change the meta data without the content but 
> currently we have to re-index to entire document (which can take a significant
> amount of time especially for large PDF's).
> This results in a performance hit on the server which may not be necessary. Is 
> it possible to add a method to update only some fields of a lucene document and 
> leave the content fields as is?
> Jeroen

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