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From Erik Hatcher <>
Subject Re: Finding out which field caused the search hit
Date Mon, 10 Sep 2007 11:57:34 GMT

On Sep 10, 2007, at 4:12 AM, makkhar wrote:
> This question has been asked numerous times here. But the answer  
> has never
> been satisfactory. Can someone answer it full and final, please ?
> If you get back a document as a search hit. How do you find out  
> which field
> in it matched ? Just the position of the field is sufficient !

Short answer is you can't.  Longer answer, of course Lucene matches  
on a per-field basis, so it is determining those sorts of things  
during the search operation, but it does not keep that information  
handy along with the Hit.


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