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Subject Re: Storing binary data
Date Thu, 12 Jun 2003 19:03:48 GMT
Eric Jain wrote:

>Has anyone ever considered storing binary data into an index? In
>particular, serialized objects? This would seem to be a natural solution
>in certain situations, and avoids many problems that arise when using a
>seperate object store (e.g. Jisp): inconsistencies while updating, and
>an index mapping that must be kept in memory. Unfortunately it seems
>Lucene can only store strings in document fields, not raw byte[]s, but
>there may be a good reason for this?
>Eric Jain
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You could always use some sort of binary to String encoding.  Base64 
should work, although one could probably devise more efficient encodings 
to unicode, space-wise.

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