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From Peter Carlson <>
Subject Re: Alphabetical sorting of results
Date Thu, 31 Oct 2002 15:26:47 GMT
Hi Eoin,

In the contributions area, there is a project called SearchBean which 
will handle most of the sorting issues for you. It does a full scan at 
startup (for 100K doc about 5-10 seconds) and stores the field to be 
sorted in an array. Then it can get access to the sorted field value 
much faster then hits.get(i).

I hope this helps


On Thursday, October 31, 2002, at 05:54 AM, Eoin O'Toole wrote:

> I am indexing documents (about 7 different document types) and must 
> display the results alphabetically by title field... which is 
> generally not one of the search fields.
> Currently I am calling hits.get(i) on each document to find the title, 
> and then sorting by title. Sort is fast, but calling hits.get(i)  n 
> times is too slow beyond about 400 objects... and this approach means 
> I have to do a "full scan" of the Hits collection.
> Anyone have any suggestions/strategies on solving this? (Or is there 
> functionality already in place I have overlooked?)
> Thanks for any input,
> Eoin
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