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From "Aviran" <>
Subject RE: finalize delete without optimize
Date Thu, 09 Dec 2004 13:33:00 GMT
Lucene standard API does not support this kind of operation.


-----Original Message-----
From: John Wang [] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 17:32 PM
Subject: Re: finalize delete without optimize

Hi folks:

    I sent this out a few days ago without a response. 

    Please help.

Thanks in advance


On Mon, 6 Dec 2004 21:15:00 -0800, John Wang <> wrote:
> Hi:
>   Is there a way to finalize delete, e.g. actually remove them from 
> the segments and make sure the docIDs are contiguous again.
>   The only explicit way to do this is by calling 
> IndexWriter.optmize(). But this call does a lot more (also merges all 
> the segments), hence is very expensive. Is there a way to simply just 
> finalize the deletes without having to merge all the segments?
>    If not, I'd be glad to submit an implementation of this feature if 
> the Lucene devs agree this is useful.
> Thanks
> -John

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