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From Erick Erickson <>
Subject Re: Group only top 50 results not All results.
Date Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:49:26 GMT
You could also return the top 50 groups. That will certainly contain the top
50 responses. The app layer could then do some local sorting to figure
out what was correct. Maybe you'd be returning 3 docs in each or something...

I'd probably only go there if Michael's approach didn't work out though.

On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 10:52 AM, Michael Ryan <> wrote:
> I suggest doing this in two queries. In the first query, retrieve the unique ids of the
top 50 documents. In the second query, just query for those ids (e.g., q=ids:(2 13 55 62 81)),
and add the facet parameters on that query.
> -Michael
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Aaron Gibbons []
> Sent: Friday, July 11, 2014 1:46 PM
> To:
> Subject: Group only top 50 results not All results.
> I'm trying to figure out how I can query solr for the top X results THEN group and count
only those top 50 by their owner.
> I can run a query to get the top 50 results that I want.
> solr/select?q=(current_position_title%3a(TEST))&rows=50
> I've tried Faceting but I get all results faceted not just the top 50:
> solr/select?q=(current_position_title%3a(TEST))&start=0&rows=50&facet=true&facet.field=recruiterkeyid&facet.limit=-1&facet.mincount=1&facet.sort=true
> I've tried Grouping and get all results again grouped not just the top 50.
> solr/select?q=(current_position_title%3a(TEST))&rows=50&group=true&group.field=recruiterkeyid&group.limit=1&group.format=grouped&version=2.2
> I could also run one search to get the top X record Id's then run a second Grouped query
on those but I was hoping there was a less expensive way run the search.
> So what I need to get back are the distinct recruiterkeyid's from the top X query and
the count of how many there are only in the top X results.  I'll ultimately want to query
the results for each of individual recruiterkeyid as well.  I'm using SolrNet to build the
> Thank you for your help,
> Aaron

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