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From Andy Goodell <>
Subject Re: Penalty for storing unrelated field?
Date Fri, 28 Jan 2005 21:30:56 GMT
You should be fine.

On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 15:21:50 -0600, Bill Tschumy <> wrote:
>  I just want to make sure
> that adding the unrelated field to a single doc won't cause all the
> other documents to increase their storage space. 
> --

I have lots of fields that only occur in one document, but it doesn't
phase lucene.  Actually when choosing an indexing solution, we chose
lucene mostly because of its ability to index and store unlimited
kinds of metadata.

- andy g

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