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From "Luca Cavanna (Updated) (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (SOLR-2719) REGRESSION ReturnFields incorrect parse fields with hyphen - breaks existing "fl=my-field-name" type usecases
Date Wed, 29 Feb 2012 21:03:58 GMT


Luca Cavanna updated SOLR-2719:

    Attachment: SOLR-2719.patch

My patch isn't a fix but just a starting point: it adds a ReturnFieldsTest class which tests
some of the new fl features. Some tests are of course failing. The biggest problem is the
hyphen within the field name, which I guess is widely used. This could be corrected as suggested
by Nik, but we have problems with other characters, even if less used within field names.

Solr doesn't validate field names, but now a lot of potential field names can't actually be
used within the fl parameter, or even worse they break the query. Some of my tests method
are intentionally weird, like the ~idtest or id$test, but those field names are both allowed
by Solr. I'm afraid we might have the same problem with sorting since the QueryParsing#parseSort
uses the same StrParser#getId method.

The main rule to identify the end of a field name seems to be the following:
if (!Character.isJavaIdentifierPart(ch) && ch != '.')

In my opinion, the point here is not just correct the hyphen regression. I think we should
introduce consistency between fl and decide which characters Solr accepts within a field name.

What are your thoughts guys?
> REGRESSION ReturnFields incorrect parse fields with hyphen - breaks existing "fl=my-field-name"
type usecases
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: SOLR-2719
>                 URL:
>             Project: Solr
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: search
>    Affects Versions: 4.0
>            Reporter: Nik V. Babichev
>            Priority: Blocker
>              Labels: field, fl, query, queryparser
>             Fix For: 4.0
>         Attachments: SOLR-2719.patch
> fl=my-hyphen-field in query params parsed as "my" instead of "my-hyphen-field".
> use method getId() from
> in which check chars "if (!Character.isJavaIdentifierPart(ch) && ch != '.')"
> Hyphen is not JavaIdentifierPart and this check break when first "-" is found.
> This problem solve by passing '-' to check:
> if (!Character.isJavaIdentifierPart(ch) && ch != '.' && ch != '-') break;
> But I don't know how it can affect on whole project.

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