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From Jack Krupansky <jack.krupan...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: ExtendedDisMax configuration nowhere to be found
Date Sun, 28 Feb 2016 22:44:25 GMT
So, all this hard work that people have put into Solr to make it more like
a Disney theme park is just... wasted... on you? Sigh. Okay, I guess we
can't please everyone.

-- Jack Krupansky

On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 5:40 PM, <jimi.hullegard@svensktnaringsliv.se>
wrote:

> I have no problem with automatic. It is "automagicall" stuff that I find a
> bit hard to like. Ie things that are automatic, but doesn't explain how and
> why they are automatic. But Disney Land and Disney World are actually
> really good examples of places where the magic stuff is suitable, ie in
> themeparks, designed mostly for kids. In the grown up world of IT, most
> people prefer logical and documented stuff, not things that "just works"
> without explaining why. No offence :)
>
> /Jimi
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jack Krupansky [mailto:jack.krupansky@gmail.com]
> Sent: Sunday, February 28, 2016 11:31 PM
> To: solr-user@lucene.apache.org
> Subject: Re: ExtendedDisMax configuration nowhere to be found
>
> Yes, it absolutely is automagic - just look at those examples in the
> Confluence ref guide. No special request handler is needed - just the
> normal default handler. Just the defType and qf parameters are needed - as
> shown in the wiki examples.
>
> It really is that simple! All you have to supply is the list of fields to
> query (qf) and your actual query text (q).
>
> I know, I know... some people just can't handle automatic. (Some people
> hate DisneyLand/World!)
>
> -- Jack Krupansky
>
> On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 5:16 PM, <jimi.hullegard@svensktnaringsliv.se>
> wrote:
>
> > I'm sorry, but I am still confused. I'm expecting to see some
> > <requestHandler> tag somewhere. Why doesn't the documentation nor the
> > example solrconfig.xml contain such a tag?
> >
> > If the edismax requestHandler is defined automatically, the
> > documentation should explain that. Also, there should still exist some
> > xml code that corresponds exactly to that default setup, right? That
> > is what I'm looking for.
> >
> > For now, this edismax thing seems to work "automagically", and I
> > prefer to understand why and how something works.
> >
> > /Jimi
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jack Krupansky [mailto:jack.krupansky@gmail.com]
> > Sent: Sunday, February 28, 2016 10:58 PM
> > To: solr-user@lucene.apache.org
> > Subject: Re: ExtendedDisMax configuration nowhere to be found
> >
> > Consult the Confluence wiki for more recent doc:
> >
> > https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/solr/The+Extended+DisMax+Q
> > uery+Parser
> >
> > You can specify all the parameters on your query request as in the
> > examples, or by placing the parameters in the "defaults" section for
> > your request handler in solrconfig.xml.
> >
> >
> > -- Jack Krupansky
> >
> > On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 2:42 PM, <jimi.hullegard@svensktnaringsliv.se>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > I want to setup ExtendedDisMax in our solr 4.6 server, but I can't
> > > seem to find any example configuration for this. Ie the
> > > configuration needed in solrconfig.xml. In the wiki page
> > > http://wiki.apache.org/solr/ExtendedDisMax it simply says:
> > >
> > > "Extended DisMax is already configured in the example configuration,
> > > with the name edismax."
> > >
> > > But this is not true for the solrconfig.xml in our setup (it only
> > > contains an example for dismax, not edismax), and I downloaded the
> > > latest solr zip file (solr 5.5.0), and it didn't have either dismax
> > > or edismax in any of its solrconfig.xml files.
> > >
> > > Why is it so hard to find this configuration? Am I missing something
> > > obvious?
> > >
> > > Regards
> > > /Jimi
> > >
> >
>

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