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From Jim Lynch <>
Subject Re: Are wildcard searches supposed to work with fields that are saved, indexed and not tokenized?
Date Mon, 14 Feb 2005 18:58:58 GMT

Erik Hatcher wrote:

> On Feb 14, 2005, at 12:40 PM, Jim Lynch wrote:
>> I was trying to write some documentation on how to use the tool and 
>> issued a search for:
>> contact:DENNIS MORROW
> Is that literally the QueryParser string you entered?  If so, that 
> parses to:
>     contact:DENNIS OR defaultField:MORROW
> most likely.

Ah! Good point.

>> And now I get 648 hits, but in some of them the contact doesn't even 
>> remotely resemble the search pattern.  For instance here are the what 
>> the contact fields contain for some of these hits:
>> Contact: Andre Gardinalli
>> Contact: Brett Morrow  (that's especially interesting)
>> And of course there are some with Dennis' name too.
>> Any idea why this is happening?  I'm using the QueryParser.parse method.
> I'm not sure you'll be able to do this with QueryParser with spaces in 
> an untokenized field.  First try it with an API created WildcardQuery 
> to be sure it works the way you expect.

I didn't really have any expectations other than what I saw didn't make 
sense.  I'll just add to the docs that [this set of fields] can't be 
searched with wildcards. 


>     Erik
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