Chapter 5. Searching

At this point, you have Solr running and some data indexed, and you're finally ready to put Solr to the test. Searching with Solr is arguably the most fun aspect of working with it, because it's quick and easy to do. While searching your data, you will learn more about its nature than before. It is also a source of interesting puzzles to solve when you troubleshoot why a search didn't find a document, or conversely, why it did, or even why a document wasn't scored sufficiently high.

In this chapter, you are going to learn about the following topics:

  • Request handlers
  • Query parameters
  • Solr's query syntax
  • The DisMax query parser – part 1
  • Filtering
  • Sorting
  • Joins
  • Geospatial

The subject of searching will progress into the next chapter for ...

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