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From Dan Smith <>
Subject Re: Indexing a binary field
Date Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:14:52 GMT
Aha! My version of Lucene was out of date. That should work perfectly. 


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From: Michael McCandless <> 
Date:08/31/2015  12:57 PM  (GMT-08:00) 
To: Lucene Users <>, 
Subject: Re: Indexing a binary field 

StringField now also takes a BytesRef value to index, so you can index
a single binary token that way.  Does that work?

Mike McCandless

On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 12:19 PM, Dan Smith <> wrote:
> What's the best way to index binary data in Lucene? I'm adding a Lucene
> index to a key value store, and I want to be able to delete documents based
> on a binary key.
> As far as I can tell the Lucene API does not support indexing binary data,
> and I was looking into Base64 encoding the key. Is there a better way?
> -Dan
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