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From Ken Krugler <kkrugler_li...@transpac.com>
Subject Re: Autocompletion with Solritas
Date Sun, 20 Jun 2010 00:18:40 GMT
Hi Erik,

On Jun 18, 2010, at 6:58pm, Erik Hatcher wrote:

> Have a look at suggest.vm - the "name" field is used in there too.   
> Just those two places, layout.vm and suggest.vm.

That was the missing change I needed.

Thanks much!

-- Ken


>   And I had already added a ## TODO in my local suggest.vm:
>
> ## TODO: make this more generic, maybe look at the request  
> terms.fl?  or just take the first terms field in the response?
>
> And also, ideally, there'd be a /suggest handler mapped with the  
> field name specified there.  I simply used what was already  
> available to put suggest in there easily.
>
> 	Erik
>
> On Jun 18, 2010, at 7:54 PM, Ken Krugler wrote:
>
>> Hi Erik,
>>
>> On Jun 17, 2010, at 8:34pm, Erik Hatcher wrote:
>>
>>> Your wish is my command.  Check out trunk, fire up Solr (ant run- 
>>> example), index example data, hit http://localhost:8983/solr/ 
>>> browse - type in search box.
>>>
>>> Just used jQuery's autocomplete plugin and the terms component for  
>>> now, on the name field.  Quite simple to plug in, actually.  Check  
>>> the commit diff.  The main magic is doing this:
>>>
>>> <http://localhost:8983/solr/terms?terms.fl=name&terms.prefix=i&terms.sort=count&wt=velocity&v.template=suggest

>>> >
>>>
>>> Stupidly, though, jQuery's autocomplete seems to be hardcoded to  
>>> send a q parameter, but I coded it to also send the same value as  
>>> terms.prefix - but this could be an issue if hitting a different  
>>> request handler where q is used for the actual query for filtering  
>>> terms on.
>>
>> Let's say, just for grins, that a different field (besides "name")  
>> is being used for autocompletion.
>>
>> What would be all the places I'd need to hit to change the field,  
>> besides the terms.fl value in layout.vm? For example, what about  
>> browse.vm:
>>
>>   $("input[type=text]").autoSuggest("/solr/suggest",  
>> {selectedItemProp: "name", searchObjProps: "name"}});
>>
>> I'm asking because I'm trying to use this latest support with an  
>> index that uses "product_name" for the auto-complete field, and I'm  
>> not getting any auto-completes happening.
>>
>> I see from the Solr logs that requests being made to /solr/terms  
>> during auto-complete that look like:
>>
>> INFO: [] webapp=/solr path=/terms  
>> params 
>> = 
>> {limit 
>> = 
>> 10 
>> &timestamp 
>> = 
>> 1276903135595 
>> &terms 
>> .fl 
>> = 
>> product_name 
>> &q 
>> = 
>> rug 
>> &wt=velocity&terms.sort=count&v.template=suggest&terms.prefix=rug}
 
>> status=0 QTime=0
>>
>> Which I'd expect to work, but don't seem to be generating any  
>> results.
>>
>> What's odd is that if I try curling the same thing:
>>
>> curl -v "http://localhost:8983/solr/terms?limit=10&timestamp=1276903135595&terms.fl=product_name&q=rug&wt=velocity&terms.sort=count&v.template=suggest&terms.prefix=rug

>> "
>>
>> I get an empty HTML response:
>>
>> < Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8
>> < Content-Length: 0
>> < Server: Jetty(6.1.22)
>>
>> If I just use what I'd consider to be the minimum set of parameters:
>>
>> curl -v "http://localhost:8983/solr/terms?limit=10&terms.fl=product_name&q=rug&terms.sort=count&terms.prefix=rug

>> "
>>
>> Then I get the expected XML response:
>>
>> < Content-Type: text/xml; charset=utf-8
>> < Content-Length: 225
>> < Server: Jetty(6.1.22)
>> <
>> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
>> <response>
>> <lst name="responseHeader"><int name="status">0</int><int  
>> name="QTime">0</int></lst><lst name="terms"><lst  
>> name="product_name"><int name="rug">7</int></lst></lst>
>> </response>
>>
>> Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> -- Ken
>>
>>
>>> On Jun 17, 2010, at 8:03 PM, Ken Krugler wrote:
>>>
>>>> I don't believe Solritas supports autocompletion out of the box.
>>>>
>>>> So I'm wondering if anybody has experience using the LucidWorks  
>>>> distro & Solritas, plus the AJAX Solr auto-complete widget.
>>>>
>>>> I realize that AJAX Solr's autocomplete support is mostly just  
>>>> leveraging the jQuery Autocomplete plugin, and hooking it up to  
>>>> Solr facets, but I was curious if there were any tricks or traps  
>>>> in getting it all to work.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>>
>>>> -- Ken
>>>>

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Ken Krugler
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