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From "Jack Krupansky" <>
Subject Re: How to perform Wildcard search when using WhitespaceAnalyzer?
Date Mon, 18 Nov 2013 05:00:13 GMT
The presence of a wildcard character causes the query parser to completely 
skip analysis for that term.

You, the writer of the query terms, need to manually simulate all the the 
work that the analyzer does when a wildcard is present in a term.

What does your query actually look like, and what does the indexed data look 

The simple answer to your question is that wildcards don't behave any 
differently between the two analyzers - simply because they are not used at 
all for the wildcard terms.

-- Jack Krupansky

-----Original Message----- 
Sent: Sunday, November 17, 2013 10:14 PM
Subject: How to perform Wildcard search when using WhitespaceAnalyzer?

Hi All,

Sorry to repeat this question from my previous mail chain, but I am hoping 
the modified subject will catch someone's attention - in case they are 
familiar with this situation.

Could any one please suggest if it is possible to perform Leading and / or 
trailing wildcard searches using WhitespaceAnalyzer? I was able to do such 
searches using StandardAnalyzer but Lucene Search simply seems to ignore the 
wildcards with WhitespaceAnalyzer. The issue is also not with the case as I 
have ensured that the case both in index and search terms are the same.

WhitespaceAnalyzer works well for my cause, hence I don't want to switch 
back to StandardAnalyzer.

////////////// Code //////////////

strBufSearchString.append("\"" + 
QueryParser.escape(strTxtSearchString.trim().toUpperCase()) + "*" + "\"");

Analyzer analyzer = new WhitespaceAnalyzer(Version.LUCENE_43);

QueryParser parser = new QueryParser(Version.LUCENE_43, "CONTENTS", 

query = parser.parse(strBufSearchString.toString());


Please suggest. It is real urgent.. Appreciate any possible help!




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