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From Ian Lea <>
Subject Re: How to search "path"?
Date Thu, 30 Jul 2009 13:49:53 GMT
In contrast to your last question and reply, if you use

   doc.add(new Field("path", f.getPath(), Field.Store.YES,

the path will get split into tokens which will include "myfile1" and
you will be able to search for it.

The key concept for both questions is analysis.  Lucene provides
various analyzers which do different things, and you can write your

Or, call QueryParser.setAllowLeadingWildcard(true).  That has
performance implications on large indexes.


On Thu, Jul 30, 2009 at 2:40 PM, <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am working with a modified version of the demo IndexFiles.
> In that code, when it builds the index, it has:
>    doc.add(new Field("path", f.getPath(), Field.Store.YES, Field.Index.NOT_ANALYZED));
> In Luke, I can see all the file paths in the "path" field.
> I am also using the demo luceneweb web app (under Tomcat), and I've been trying to search
on the "path" field.
> For example, if the "path" has something like:
> C:\lucene\foo\myfile1.dat
> Is there a way to search for the "myfile1"?
> I tried something like:
> *myfile1*
> but I get an error, because it apparently doesn't like the "*" at the beginning of the
query string.
> Thanks,
> Jim
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