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From "Ganesh" <>
Subject Re: Field.Store.YES Question
Date Thu, 05 Feb 2009 09:28:54 GMT
Field.Store.Yes is to store the field data as it is, so that it could be 
retrieved to display results.
Field.Index.ANALYZED, tokenizes the field and stores the tokenized content.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Amin Mohammed-Coleman" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2009 2:00 PM
Subject: Field.Store.YES Question

> Hi
> I'm probably going to get shot down for asking this simple question.
> Although I think I understand the basic concept of Field I feel there is
> something that I am missing and I was wondering if someone might help to
> clarify.
> You can store a field value in an index using Field.Store.YES or if the
> content is too large then you can exclude it be stored in the index using
> Field.Store.NO.   How does Lucene know how to search for a term in an 
> index
> if the value hasn't been stored in the index?  I guess I can understand 
> that
> if you don't store the field then you can't get the field and it's value
> using the document api.
> Is there a seperate part in the lucene document that the tokenised strings
> are stored and therefore Lucene knows where to look?
> Again I do apologise for asking this question...I just feel like I'm 
> missing
> something (knew I shouldn't have had those tequilla shots!).
> Thanks
> Amin

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