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From Mario Ivankovits <>
Subject Re: Getting the newly-added doc id?
Date Mon, 07 Mar 2005 14:02:05 GMT
Joseph B. Ottinger wrote:

> Is there a way, after IndexWriter.addDocument(), to determine what the 
> document's resulting id is? addDocument() has no return type; I could 
> run a search, but the search might not be accurate if the document 
> added is only slightly different than another document.
> Would an external id be necessary?

As far as I know - yes.
Especially since the lucene document id can change i.e. if you delete a 
document and optimize the index.


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