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From Chris Bamford <>
Subject Re: Short circuiting Collector
Date Thu, 21 Jul 2011 09:43:59 GMT

 Hi Simon,


 Hmm... doesn't seem to work :-(  I tried to call it in collect() and setNextReader() - still
loops to the end of the matched doc set.
What have I missed?


- Chris




-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Willnauer <>
Sent: Wed, 20 Jul 2011 22:07
Subject: Re: Short circuiting Collector

you can advance the scorer to NO_MORE_DOCS if you have collected
enough documents this will stop the loop.



On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 6:53 PM, Devon H. O'Dell <> wrote:
> 2011/7/20 Chris Bamford <>:
>> Hi there,
>> I have my own Collector implementation which I use for searching, something 
like this skeleton:
> [snip]
>> Question: is there a way to prevent collect() being called after it has 
collected its quota  (i.e. when collecting becomes false)?  On large datasets 
this would save a lot of time.
>> In this scenario I have no need for sort / ordering etc.
> I'd be interested in knowing this as well. My application has the
> ability to limit the number of results returned, and I've "solved"
> this problem by simply checking whether the number of collected
> results exceeds this threshold and simply returning if it has. This
> seems fast enough, but it would be nice to be able to notify the
> caller that I don't want any more documents somehow.
> I was personally unable to find any other workaround for this, and
> perhaps my hackish solution will work for you (if you're not already
> doing this). But indeed on searches returning several million records,
> it's kind of silly to keep spinning.
> Kind regards,
> Devon H. O'Dell
>> Thanks.
>> - Chris
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