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From Adrien Grand <>
Subject Re: Matching a single instance of a multivalued field
Date Fri, 08 Jun 2018 14:53:49 GMT
Hi Tom,

One way to solve this could be to use block joins by indexing each value in
its own document and joining the parent document using

Le ven. 8 juin 2018 à 16:46, Tom Mortimer <> a écrit :

> Hi!
> I have a requirement to be able to restrict search results to a single
> instance of a multivalued field. e.g. with the doc:
>     text: [ "striped skunk", "spotted hyena" ]
> the queries (skunk AND striped), (spotted AND hyena) should return the
> document, but (striped AND hyena), (skunk AND spotted) should not.
> Can anyone give me any suggestions how to do this? I was thinking that
> setting a massive position increment gap between multiple values and then
> using a SpanNearQuery with a large (but smaller than the gap) slop might do
> the job, but the field values could be quite long (I don't know if there's
> a limit). Is there a neater way?
> cheers,
> Tom

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