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From Patrick Burleson <pburle...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Searching without a specified field
Date Wed, 11 Aug 2004 19:35:25 GMT
Erik,

Thank you for the fast response. After reading through the FAQ and
JavaDoc, it appears that it what I really want to do.

Patrick

On Wed, 11 Aug 2004 15:08:03 -0400, Erik Hatcher
<erik@ehatchersolutions.com> wrote:
> I suggest you aggregate all the text you want searchable into a single
> field during indexing.  Then search that field at query time instead.
> 
> The alternative is to build up a (potentially huge) BooleanQuery using
> that string for each field.  The MultiFieldQueryParser can do this, but
> its not pretty and I'm not fond of it.
> 
>         Erik
> 
> 
> 
> On Aug 11, 2004, at 2:30 PM, Patrick Burleson wrote:
> 
> > I would like to build a search that takes a string and parses it, then
> > uses that string to search all fields available in the index. Is that
> > possible without building up a huge boolean query of all my fields? I
> > may not know the field names at runtime.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Patrick
> >
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