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From Erick Erickson <>
Subject Re: Question on number of fields in a document
Date Fri, 12 Mar 2010 13:43:06 GMT
There's no requirement that all documents have the same
fields, Lucene is fine with different docs having different

There's no limit on the number of different fields allowed
that I know of, but I'm sure someone will chime in if there


On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 7:51 AM, Vinicius Carvalho <> wrote:

> Hello there! We are indexing metadata for our medias. One ideia is that
> each
> user adds its own metadata, so each document may have different
> number/name/type of fields. Is this ok on Lucene? I mean, is Lucene ok with
> the this relax approach.
> Also, considering that each user may define its own metadata, we may have
> several different types of fields. Is there a limit for this?
> Regards
> --
> The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the
> rational mind is a faithful servant. We have
> created a society that honors the servant and
> has forgotten the gift.

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