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From Otis Gospodnetic <>
Subject Re: the order of fields in Document.fields()
Date Wed, 13 Nov 2002 15:14:44 GMT
The order is preserved (or reversed actually), so it's not random.
It's reverse of the order of the order in which the fields were added
to the document.

This would be easy to test...


--- wrote:
> Quick question about Document.fields().
> Lucene provides you with a method to retrieve the value of a field or
> grab
> all fields as an Enumeration.  It does not, however, allow you to
> grab all
> values of one field for a document, it will only return the last
> value added
> for that field.  
> For example, I am indexing email messages that might have multiple
> fields in the message header.  Currently to grab all the values when
> I
> display an email that has been indexed, I must use the fields()
> method to
> grab an Enumeration of all fields in a document.  I then separate
> them into
> different arrays based on the field names.  However I am concerned
> about the
> order of the fields since I consider the first To or CC or BCC to be
> the
> main value for each field.  
> Is the order of the fields returned in the order that they are added?
>  Or is
> there no order?  If there is no order, can someone suggest a
> solution?
> Thanks!
> Roy.
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