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From Timothy Potter <>
Subject Re: What is the right way to list top terms for a given field?
Date Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:33:33 GMT
Hi Dave,

Have you looked at the TermsComponent? It is easy to wire into an
existing request handler and allows you to return the top terms for a
field. Example server even includes an example request handler that
uses it:

  <searchComponent name="terms" class="solr.TermsComponent"/>

  <requestHandler name="/terms" class="solr.SearchHandler" startup="lazy">
     <lst name="defaults">
      <bool name="terms">true</bool>
      <bool name="distrib">false</bool>
    <arr name="components">


On Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 10:07 AM, Dave Seltzer <> wrote:
> It's certainly seems to be faster (in my limited testing).
> I just don't want to base my software on the Luke scripts if they're
> prone to changing in the future.
> And yes, I realize there are ways to make this secure. I just wanted
> to know if it's something I should avoid doing (perhaps for reasons
> beyond my comprehension.)
> Thanks!
> -D
>> On Nov 27, 2013, at 11:46 AM, Stefan Matheis <> wrote:
>> Since your users shouldn't be allowed at any time to access Solr directly, it's up
to you to implement that on the client side anyway?
>> I can't tell if there is a technical difference between the two calls you named,
but i'd guess that the second might be a more direct way to access this information (and probably
a bit faster?).
>> -Stefan
>>> On Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 5:22 PM, Dave Seltzer wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I'm trying to get a list of top terms for a field called "Tags".
>>> One way to do this would be to query all data *:* and then facet by the
>>> Tags column:
>>> /solr/collection/admin/select?q=*:*&rows=0&facet=true&facet.field=Tags
>>> I've noticed another way to do this is using the luke interface like this:
>>> /solr/collection/admin/luke?fl=Tags&numTerms=20
>>> One problem I see with the luke interface is that its inside the /admin/
>>> path, which to me means that my users shouldn't be able to access it.
>>> Whats the most SOLRy way to do this?
>>> Thanks!
>>> -D

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