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Administrating Solr by Surendra Mohan

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Request/response handling

Let us understand what a request and response stands for and get a brief idea about the components handling these requests.

  • Request: As the name suggests, when you search for a keyword, an action is triggered (in a form of query) to Solr to take care of the action (in this case, find out the search keywords) and display the results relevant to it. The action which is triggered is called a request.
  • Response: Response is nothing but what is being displayed on your screen based on the search keywords and other specifications you have stated in your search query.
  • RequestHandler: It is a component which is responsible for answering your requests and is installed and configured in the solrconfig.xml file. Moreover, it has a specific ...

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