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From Jason Rutherglen <>
Subject Re: Maximum number of values in a multi-valued field.
Date Mon, 17 Aug 2009 23:06:33 GMT
Your term dictionary will grow somewhat, which means the term
index could consume more memory. Because the term dictionary has
grown there could be less performance in looking up terms but
that is unlikely to affect your application. How many unique
terms will there be?

On Mon, Aug 17, 2009 at 3:50 PM, Arv<> wrote:
> All,
> We are considering some new changes to our Solr schema to better support
> some new functionality for our application. To that extent, we want to add
> an additional field that is multi-valued, but will contain a large number of
> values per document. Potentially up to 2000 values on this field per
> document.
> Questions:
> - Is this wise?
> - Though we will not be faceting on this field, are there any implications
> for performance?
> - I understand that the XML in/out will be large, and we may need to stop
> this field being sent back on every query, as this field is essentially used
> as a filter only.
> The reason I am asking is that our instance of Solr currently works
> wonderfully and is very fast, and I am wary of doing anything that will
> affect this.  So, any pointer on design here will help.
> -- Aravind
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