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From Alexandre Rafalovitch <>
Subject Re: Managed schema vs schema.xml
Date Tue, 07 Mar 2017 16:50:32 GMT
Yes, it has been asked many times and has been answered both on the
list and in the - awesome - Reference Guide. I'd recommend reading
that and then coming back again with more specific question:

One confusion to clarify though. API is HTTP API, Admin UI just uses
it and does not - yet - expose everything possible. You can always
just hit Solr directly for the missing bits. Again, RTARG (.. Awesome
Reference Guide) and then come back with specifics:


---- - Resources for Solr users, new and experienced

On 7 March 2017 at 11:41, OTH <> wrote:
> Hello
> I'm sure this has been asked many times but I'm having some confusion here.
> I understand that managed-schema is not supposed to be edited by hand but
> only via the "API".  All I understand about this "API" however, is that it
> may be referring to the "Schema" page in the Solr browser-based Admin.
> However, in this "Schema" page, it provides options for "Add Field", "Add
> Dynamic Field", "Add Copy Field"; but when I was trying to add a
> "fieldType", I couldn't find any way to do this from this web page.
> So I instead edited the managed-schema page by hand, which I understand can
> be problematic if the schema is ever edited it via the API later on?
> I am using v. 6.4.1; when I create a new core, it creates the
> managed-schema file in the 'conf' folder.  Is there any way to use the
> older 'schema.xml' format instead?  Because there seems to be more
> documentation available for that, and like I describe, the browser API
> seems to perhaps be lacking.
> If so - what do users usually prefer; schema.xml or managed-schema?  (I'm
> aware this depends on individual preference, but would be nice to get
> others' feedback.)
> Thanks

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