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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: Alternate Use of Lucene
Date Sun, 12 Mar 2006 10:52:29 GMT
Representing an object graph in Lucene is not straightforwardly  
possible.  I recommend you consider flattening your object graph in  
order to index it using Lucene.  This will denormalize it, but that  
is not a problem.


On Mar 10, 2006, at 1:39 PM, James Cook wrote:

> Is there a technique, using Lucene, to retrieve the remaining index
> values from the results of a query?
> Here is a better explanation of the question.
> I have various fields that have been indexed on a particular
> collection of Java POJO's. For example, an Employee object may have
> the following fields: id, salary, hire date, termination date,
> department, supervisor, etc..
> I want to issue a query such as "department: 15". This restricts my
> list of Employee objects to those with a department value of 15. What
> may be a little different at this stage is I don't care about the
> resulting Employee list. What I really want is access to the Lucene
> index values for the 'supervisor' field. Basically, I want a list of
> those supervisors for the resulting filtered list of Employees.
> Does lucene provide an API to access these values?
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