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From andynuss <>
Subject index field used for boosting rank
Date Mon, 07 Jun 2010 12:46:05 GMT


I want to add a rank field to my index with numbers 1 thru 10, and apply a
boost appropriate for each of the values.  One of the other indexed fields
is huge, about 40,000 chars.  My understanding is that if I change the new
"rank" field from 1 to 2, the huge field is reindexed.  Is there any way to
avoid this?  What do others do?

(I would use IndexWriter.updateDocument "which deletes and readds the entire

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