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From Jason Rutherglen <>
Subject Re: Delete by docId in IndexWriter
Date Mon, 29 Jun 2009 01:24:43 GMT
This requires tracking the genealogy of docids as they are merged inside
IndexWriter. It's doable, so if you're particularly interested feel free to
open a jira issue.

On Sun, Jun 28, 2009 at 2:21 AM, Shay Banon <> wrote:

> Hi,
>   I have a case where deleting documents by doc id make sense (I know
> before hand the docs I want to delete based on the doc id). I am wondering
> why the API is not exposed in the IndexWriter (as it is in IndexReader). I
> understand that this API is more "expert" than typical usage, but it allows
> for certain optimization on my end (already performed the query for
> deletion
> and I have the doc ids, so I don't want to perform it again...). It looks
> like the DocumentsWriter already has support for deleting by document id,
> so
> I was wondering if it is possible to expose it in IndexWriter.
> Thanks,
> Shay
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