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From Michael McCandless <>
Subject Re: altering the value of non indexed fields
Date Wed, 19 Nov 2008 22:53:46 GMT

Unfortunately, not yet.  There have been discussions about this,  
including this issue for "column-stride fields":

But no real progress on it lately...


Diego Cassinera wrote:

> Hello All
> I´m writing an application to move full text search out of my  
> rdbms.  Today
> the app hits the db two times.  1) to do the search it self. 2) to  
> format
> the output of the search results.  In my plan I´m moving everything to
> lucene documents that contain fields where I will be doing the  
> search on and
> non indexed fields that will be used for the formatting of the  
> output.  The
> problem  that I have is that some of these non indexed fields may  
> change
> from time to time.  As far as I read on the docs the only way to  
> update
> these fields is to delete the document all together and re-index the
> document.  This in turn could be a waste of resources because some  
> of my
> documents are quite large.  So my question is, is there a way to  
> change the
> value of these fields without having to re-index the complete  
> document.  A
> note about by non indexed fields, their size will always remain the  
> same
> even do the value may change.
> Thank You
> Diego

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