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From Michael McCandless <>
Subject Re: Indexing a binary field
Date Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:25:11 GMT
Actually Lucene terms can be arbitrary/fully binary tokens in the
low-level postings APIs.

It's just that our analysis APIs are geared towards analyzing text,
but using StringField you can easily index an arbitrary single-token

Mike McCandless

On Tue, Sep 1, 2015 at 10:07 AM, Mark Hanfland
<> wrote:
> You are correct that Lucene only works with text (no binary or primitives), Base64 would
be the way I would suggest.
>      On Monday, August 31, 2015 11:19 AM, Dan Smith <> wrote:
>  What's the best way to index binary data in Lucene? I'm adding a Lucene
> index to a key value store, and I want to be able to delete documents based
> on a binary key.
> As far as I can tell the Lucene API does not support indexing binary data,
> and I was looking into Base64 encoding the key. Is there a better way?
> -Dan

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