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From "Andreas Guther" <>
Subject Re: Using Lucene to search Multiple Databases
Date Sun, 17 Jun 2007 16:15:35 GMT

I don't know about the Web Interface you are mentioning but the task can be
done with a little bit coding from your side.

I would suggest indexing each database in its own index which allows to keep
the access easily controlled.  To find matches you will need to use a Multi
Searcher.  All you will need is to a have a policy in place that controls
who can search in which database related index.

You could also have all databases in one index and then have one keyword
field holding the database address and then add this field to the given
query.  Both will work.  I guess this is a matter of size and your


On 6/13/07, rajat mahajan <> wrote:
> HI,
> My requirement is to search multiple databases which are present on
> different machines all of which are indexed using lucene
> Can it be done using the web interface of lucene ?
> If yes what is the procedure for that and what other tools are requried?
> To make it more clear, i'm giving an example
> Say, i have two machines having IP address x.x.x.10 and x.x.x.11
> and i want a client which can search both of them and retrieve all the
> records matching the keyword
> Can this be done?
> I am using Tomcat as server with lucene-2.1.0 as the searching application
> All ideas are welcomed...
> Thanks and Regards,
> Rajat Mahajan.

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