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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: QueryParser implicit conjunction
Date Fri, 24 Jun 2005 19:42:56 GMT

On Jun 24, 2005, at 2:54 PM, John Fereira wrote:

> Last month there was a brief thread about changing the implicit  
> conjuction for search terms from an OR to AND with a response that  
> the API provides a setOperator method for doing so.
> A site I am developing also required that "AND" be the implicit  
> conjuction so I've tried changing that using the  
> QueryParser.setOperator(1) method. I put in some logging to confirm  
> that the implicit operator is changing but the search results still  
> seem to be producing results using ORing the terms.  Here's what  
> the code looks like:
> QueryParser qp = new QueryParser( queryField, analyzer);
>"operator before: "+qp.getOperator());
> qp.setOperator(1);
>"operator after: "+qp.getOperator());
> query = qp.parse(searchterms, queryField, analyzer);
> In the log files it shows that the operator is 0 before the  
> setOperator(1) call has been made, and returns a 1 afterwords.   
> However, when the search is performed it still seems to OR the terms.
> As a workaround, we just changed the default operator setting in  
> and rebuilt the jar file but I would prefer to use  
> an official release so that we can update without applying our patch.

Aha!  Look at the method signature of your parse() call.  That is the  
culprit.  To call the non-static method so that you use the  
*instance* of QueryParser rather than the default settings, change to  

     query = qp.parse(searchterms);


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