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From Erick Erickson <>
Subject Re: Document adds, deletes, and commits ... a question about visibility.
Date Wed, 17 Apr 2013 11:20:50 GMT
Personally I've never heard of a 500 document limit, I routinely use
1,000 doc batches (relatively small documents). Possibly your
co-worker exceeded the packet size or some other outside-solr


On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 6:06 PM, Michael McCandless
<> wrote:
> At the Lucene level, you don't have to commit before doing the
> deleteByQuery, i.e. 'a' will be correctly deleted without any
> intervening commit.
> Mike McCandless
> On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 3:57 PM, Shawn Heisey <> wrote:
>> Simple question first: Is there anything in SolrJ that prevents indexing
>> more than 500 documents in one request? I'm not aware of anything myself,
>> but a co-worker remembers running into something, so his code is restricting
>> them to 490 docs.  The only related limit I'm aware of is the POST buffer
>> size limit, which defaults in recent Solr versions to 2MiB.
>> A more complex question: If I am doing both deletes and adds in separate
>> update requests, and I want to ensure that a delete in the next request can
>> delete a document that I am adding in the current one, do I need to commit
>> between the two requests?  This is probably more of a Lucene question than
>> Solr, but Solr is what I'm using.
>> To simplify:  Let's say I start with an empty index.  I add documents "a"
>> and "b" in one request ... then I send a deleteByQuery request for "a" "c"
>> and "e".  If I don't do a commit between these two requests, will "a" still
>> be in the index when I commit after the second request? If so, would there
>> be an easy fix?
>> Thanks,
>> Shawn

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