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Developer tip: Inspect the search index in Webnodes with Luke

When you're doing a lot of advanced free text searches with Lucene in Webnodes, you sometimes need to inspect exactly what's being indexed in the database. There is a tool called Luke that lets you inspect and make queries directly to the search index. 

This is how Luke is described by the creators:

Luke is a handy development and diagnostic tool, which accesses already existing Lucene indexes and allows you to display and modify their content in several ways:

  • browse by document number, or by term
  • view documents / copy to clipboard
  • retrieve a ranked list of most frequent terms
  • execute a search, and browse the results
  • analyze search results
  • selectively delete documents from the index
  • reconstruct the original document fields, edit them and re-insert to the index
  • optimize indexes
  • and much more...

 

Find out more at http://www.getopt.org/luke/

04.06.2013
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