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From "Robert Muir (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (SOLR-5084) new field type - EnumField
Date Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:20:49 GMT

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Robert Muir commented on SOLR-5084:
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Wait: i said sort order (not sorting).

So to me the multivalued case of an enum field makes total sense (it is kinda like java's
EnumSet). And the sort order defines what is used in faceting, range queries, and so on.

                
> new field type - EnumField
> --------------------------
>
>                 Key: SOLR-5084
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/SOLR-5084
>             Project: Solr
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: Elran Dvir
>         Attachments: enumsConfig.xml, schema_example.xml, Solr-5084.patch, Solr-5084.patch,
Solr-5084.patch
>
>
> We have encountered a use case in our system where we have a few fields (Severity. Risk
etc) with a closed set of values, where the sort order for these values is pre-determined
but not lexicographic (Critical is higher than High). Generically this is very close to how
enums work.
> To implement, I have prototyped a new type of field: EnumField where the inputs are a
closed predefined  set of strings in a special configuration file (similar to currency.xml).
> The code is based on 4.2.1.

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