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From Otis Gospodnetic <otis_gospodne...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Empty/non-empty field indexing question
Date Wed, 08 Dec 2004 15:01:03 GMT
Correct.
No, there is no point in putting an empty field there.

Otis

--- "amigo@max3d.com" <amigo@max3d.com> wrote:

> Hi Otis
> 
> What kind of implications does that produce on the search?
> 
> If I understand correctly that record would not be searched for if
> the 
> field is not there, correct?
> But then is there a point putting an empty value in it, if an 
> application will never search for empty values?
> 
> 
> thanks
> 
> -pedja
> 
> 
> Otis Gospodnetic said the following on 12/8/2004 1:31 AM:
> 
> >Empty fields won't add any value, you can skip them.  Documents in
> an
> >index don't have to be uniform.  Each Document could have a
> different
> >set of fields.  Of course, that has some obvious implications for
> >search, but is perfectly fine technically.
> >
> >Otis
> >
> >--- "amigo@max3d.com" <amigo@max3d.com> wrote:
> >
> >  
> >
> >>Here's probably a silly question, very newbish, but I had to ask.
> >>Since I have mysql documents that contain over 30 fields each and
> >>most of them
> >>are added to the index, is it a common practice to add fields to
> the
> >>index with 
> >>empty values, for that perticular record, or should the field be
> >>totally omitted.
> >>
> >>What I mean is if let's say a Title field is empty on a specific
> >>record (in mysql)
> >>should I still add that field into Lucene index with an empty value
> >>or just
> >>skip it and only add the fields that contain non-empty values?
> >>
> >>thanks
> >>
> >>-pedja
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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