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From Alan Woodward <>
Subject Re: SpanNearQuery, Multiple Fields
Date Thu, 12 May 2016 22:48:44 GMT
Try adding your multiple SpanNearQuery objects to a BooleanQuery?

Alan Woodward

On 12 May 2016, at 20:35, Daniel Bigham wrote:

> I'm very interested in SpanNearQuery, because it allows for quite powerful phrasal searching.
> However, unlike BooleanQuery, there doesn't seem to be any way to have it search multiple
> I thought I might be able to wrap multiple SpanNearQueries, each of them searching a
different field, in an outer SpanOrQuery, but that raises an exception:
> java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Clauses must have same field.
>    at
> So, is there any way to do what I'd like to do?  Would it require performing multiple
search operations, once per field, and then combining the results from those multiple queries?
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