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From Patrick Burleson <pburle...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Finding All?
Date Fri, 13 Aug 2004 19:58:13 GMT
That is a very interesting idea. I might give that a shot. 

Thanks,
Patrick

On Fri, 13 Aug 2004 15:36:11 -0400, Tate Avery <tate.avery@nstein.com> wrote:
> 
> I had to do this once and I put a field called "all" with a value of "true" for every
document.
> 
> _doc.addField(Field.Keyword("all", "true"));
> 
> Then, if there was an empty query, I would substitute it for the query "all:true".  And,
of course, every doc would match this.
> 
> There might be a MUCH more elegant solution, but this certainly worked for me and was
quite easy to incorporate.  And, it appears to order the documents by the order in which they
were indexed.
> 
> T
> 
> p.s. You can probably do something using IndexReader directly... but the nice thing about
this approach is that you are still just using a simple query.
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Patrick Burleson [mailto:pburleson@gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, August 13, 2004 3:25 PM
> To: Lucene Users List
> Subject: Finding All?
> 
> Is there a way for lucene to find all documents? Say if I have a
> search input and someone puts  nothing in I want to go ahead and
> return everything. Passing "*" to QueryParser was not pretty.
> 
> Thanks,
> Patrick
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