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From "Michael McCandless (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (LUCENE-3065) NumericField should be stored in binary format in index (matching Solr's format)
Date Tue, 03 May 2011 19:59:03 GMT


Michael McCandless updated LUCENE-3065:

    Attachment: LUCENE-3065.patch

Patch against 3.x.

I moved the to/from byte[] methods from Solr's TrieField into Lucene's
NumericUtils, and fixed FieldsWriter/Reader to use free bits in the
field's flags to know if the field is Numeric, and which type.

I added a random test case to verify we now get the right NumericField
back, when we stored NumericField during indexing.

Old indices are handled fine (you'll get a String-ified Field back like
you did before).

Spookily, nothing failed in Solr... I assume there's somewhere in Solr
that must now be fixed to handle the fact that a field can come back
as NumericField?  Anyone know where...?

> NumericField should be stored in binary format in index (matching Solr's format)
> --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: LUCENE-3065
>                 URL:
>             Project: Lucene - Java
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Index
>            Reporter: Michael McCandless
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 3.2, 4.0
>         Attachments: LUCENE-3065.patch
> (Spinoff of LUCENE-3001)
> Today when writing stored fields we don't record that the field was a NumericField, and
so at IndexReader time you get back an "ordinary" Field and your number has turned into a
string.  See
> We have spare bits already in stored fields, so, we should use one to record that the
field is numeric, and then encode the numeric field in Solr's more-compact binary format.
> A nice side-effect is we fix the long standing issue that you don't get a NumericField
back when loading your document.

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