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From Simon Willnauer <>
Subject Re: Mixing norms and no norms in the same document
Date Mon, 05 Dec 2011 17:11:45 GMT
On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 5:44 PM, Rob Hasselbaum <> wrote:
> Hi. I'm indexing about 20,000 documents that could potentially have a few
> thousand fields with the same field name. I've read in the mailing list
> archives that there is no hard limit to the number of fields in a document,
> but that storing norms can be a problem because of the RAM overhead.
> I don't plan to boost documents or this particular set of like-named
> fields, so I think I can index them with ANALYZED_NO_NORMS. But will this
> cause a problem with scoring if I want to boost other fields in the same
> document?
> Thanks!

as long as you are consistent you should not have any problems. You
can have different norm settings on any field. Yet, if you index the
same field with and without norms you will end up with no norms


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