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From Joe Zhang <>
Subject Re: processing documents in solr
Date Sat, 27 Jul 2013 17:38:30 GMT
I have a constantly growing index, so not updating the index can't be

Going back to the beginning of this thread: when we use the vanilla
"*:*"+pagination approach, would the ordering of documents remain stable?
---- the index is dynamic: update/insertion only, no deletion.

On Sat, Jul 27, 2013 at 10:28 AM, Shawn Heisey <> wrote:

> On 7/27/2013 11:17 AM, Joe Zhang wrote:
> > Thanks for sharing, Roman. I'll look into your code.
> >
> > One more thought on your suggestion, Shawn. In fact, for the id, we need
> > more than "unique" and "rangeable"; we also need some sense of atomic
> > values. Your approach might run into risk with a text-based id field,
> say:
> >
> > the id/key has values 'a', 'c', 'f', 'g', and our pagesize is 2. Your
> > suggestion would work fine. But with newly added documents, there is no
> > guarantee that they are not going to use the key value 'b'. And this new
> > document would be missed in your algorithm, right?
> That's why I said that you would either have to not update the index or
> ensure that (in your example) a 'b' document never gets added.  Because
> you can't make that kind of guarantee in most situations, not updating
> the index is safer.
> Thanks,
> Shawn

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