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From Gerald Snyder <>
Subject Re: "begins with" searches
Date Mon, 26 Oct 2009 12:25:37 GMT
Are you using the field name suffixes like Blacklight?    xxx_text, 
_xxx_facet, xxx_string?   With the xxx_string field you can request 
"begins with" search, but you may need some different search term 
normalization than with a _text search. 

Gerald Snyder
Florida Center for Library Automation

Bernadette Houghton wrote:
> We need to offer "begins with" type searches, e.g. a search for "surname, f" will retrieve
"surname, firstname", "surname, f", "surname fm" etc.
> Ideally, the user would be able to enter something like "surname f*".
> However, wildcards don't work on phrase searches, nor do range searches.
> Any suggestions as to how best to search for "begins with" phrases; or, how to best configure
solr to support such searches?
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