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Subject How to get Total Result count using searchAfter approach
Date Thu, 17 Oct 2013 22:16:25 GMT

In my current implementation of Lucene 4.3 where there are millions of indexed records, I
do a regular search() and get the topDocs.totalHits as the count of results.

As part of this, I store all the results in the session and then let the user paginate through
the results. With this, I am able to show the "First" "Previous" "Next" and "Last" links for
navigation along with the "Page 1 of 500" display.

Obviously, this led to memory issues and I have now decided to use the searchAfter() method
and hence avoid storing the huge result set in memory.

Question 1: How can I get the total result count in this case? Is it even possible as I won't
be getting the entire resultset?

Question 2: I know I can provide the "Previous" and "Next" options for paginating, but is
there anyway I can still provide the "Last" page option, as to do that I would need to provide
the document object just before the last page begins.

Please suggest.



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