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From "Yonik Seeley" <yo...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Multivalued vs single valued
Date Tue, 19 Sep 2006 16:59:30 GMT
On 9/19/06, Paul Terray <pterray@sollan.com> wrote:
> Using a lot of dynamic fields, I'd like to simplify the field types. I had a
> question on this: is there an advantage to have a field declared as single
> valued, as opposed to multi-valued?

The response of single valued fields is smaller (no encapsulating
array), you can sort on it if you need to, and (upcoming)
optimizations for faceted browsing on a single-valued field are
easier.

>From the perspective of pure full-text searching only, there is no advantage.

-Yonik

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