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From "Yonik Seeley" <>
Subject Re: Searching an empty index with a sort field specified throws a runtime exception
Date Tue, 02 Jan 2007 20:06:10 GMT
On 1/2/07, Mark Miller <> wrote:
> Subject says it all. Just wondering if this behavior is acceptable to
> everyone and I should code around it, or if we might get a fix. The
> exception is thrown when the sort field is examined for what type it is
> (type set to auto). Lucene throws an exception saying that  the field is
> empty and so the type cannot be inferred. The field is empty because the
> index is empty.  Perhaps there is an  easy  fix short of a Lucene patch as
> well. Little help?

I remember fixing this for every sort type except "auto", which I
don't recommend using since it's very error prone.  No harm in fixing
it if someone wants to submit a patch though.

-Yonik Solr, the open-source Lucene search server

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