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Fusion 3.1: Multi-term synonyms!


Yes, my example is going to be trivial.

No, the cat is not happy with that.

Yes, I am doing it anyway.

With the advent of Solr 6.5 we have (drum roll, please) multi-term synonym support! Yes! Do that happy dance, but remember not to scuff up the floor too much.

Let’s run through a trivial example to show it off. Continue reading

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Fusion 3.1.0: How to Use The REST Query Index Pipeline Stage


Fusion 3.1, everybody! The following may or may not work on past, or future, versions of Fusion.

Don’t have it? Go get it!¬†Don’t make the cat do all the work.

Question: How do I use the Fusion REST Query index pipeline stage to add additional metadata to an inbound document?

Answer: This assumes the existence of a Solr collection with metadata and that Fusion knows of its existence (that means either use the default Solr cluster that runs within Fusion or make sure that the external Solr cluster you are using is registered with Fusion).

The basic steps:

  • create a collection to store the metadata and populate it the metadata of your choice
  • create a collection which will hold new enhanced content with additional metadata from the first collection
  • configure the index pipeline of the second collection to include the REST Query stage which will make a query to the first collection and add some content to the current inbound content of the second collection

Some detail:
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LWS: Connecting to Zabbix


So there I was, minding my own business, surfing the web reading about technology, clouds, development environments and fuzzy handcuffs when I found this absolutely incredible and much needed post on the LucidWorks Knowledge Base:

Installing Zabbix to integrate with LucidWorks

I will vet the steps and discuss this in a future post, but this is a major find. If you try it, let me know what you ran into and if it left a mark.

The cat is ecstatic. The box suddenly doesn’t feel so bad.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Disclosures

Carlos Valcarcel is a full time employee of LucidWorks, but lives in New York as he prefers hurricanes to earthquakes. Having worked at IBM, Microsoft, and Fast Search and Transfer the only thing he is sure of is that the font editor he wrote on his Atari 800 was the coolest program he has ever written. While questions can be a drag he admits that answers will be harder to give without them.

The cat isn’t real, but then neither are you. Enjoy your search responsibly.

LWS: Crawling the Web (the simple version)


So I will safely assume that you have read the post on crawling your local file system because you downloaded LWS and couldn’t contain yourself. You are now beside yourself with excitement that you can’t wait to try crawling the web. The cat is beside me and excited is not what I feel. Let’s start at Continue reading

LWS: Using SolrXML To Crassly Manipulate Solr


As I mentioned in the previous post: SolrXML isn’t just for sending documents into Solr. It is also for sending messages to Solr about things you would like it to do: add one or more documents, update one or more documents or delete one or more documents (there are a few other messages you can send, but why quibble over details).

Let’s look at these in turn.

If you want to follow along then do the following Continue reading