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From Paul Smith <>
Subject Re: "Starts with" query?
Date Fri, 06 Jan 2006 04:51:50 GMT
> one thing you may not have thought about yet that may affect your
> decision: sorting in lucene requires the field be indexed but  
> untokenized.
> so if you want to support sortting on the conceptual "title",  
> you'll still
> need a version of your title field that's untokenized, which can  
> then be
> used for these types of queries for free.
> (it's the kind of thing people sometimes don't realize untill late in
> their development, they make sure all of their queries return the  
> results
> they expect before they worry about what kinds of sorting they need to
> support)

Thanks for that note, we had decided that this was a field we were  
just not going to be able to support sorting on, for both index size  
and search/sort performance.


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