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From Otis Gospodnetic <>
Subject Re: new field type - enum field
Date Wed, 24 Jul 2013 14:42:27 GMT
+1 for this.  Some use cases:
* JIRA issue sorting
* Log level sorting
* User role sorting

Doable at Lucene level by any chance?

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On Wed, Jul 24, 2013 at 12:15 PM, Elran Dvir <> wrote:
> Hi All,
> We have encountered a use case in our system where we have a few fields (Severity. Risk
etc) with a closed set of values, where the sort order for these values is pre-determined
but not lexicographic (Critical is higher than High). Generically this is very close to how
enums work.
> To implement, I have prototyped a new type of field: EnumField where the inputs are a
closed predefined  set of strings in a special configuration file (similar to currency.xml).
> I'm thinking of contributing the code back since I think it's a nice little feature that
other people may like to use and would like to get some feedback from the community.
> If there's positive feedback, I'll open an issue with a patch for the functionality.
> Thanks.

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