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From Ahmet Arslan <>
Subject Re: Queries not supported by Lucene Query Parser syntax
Date Thu, 01 Jan 2015 17:55:42 GMT
Hi Lenoid,

Here is another un-committed parser :


On Thursday, January 1, 2015 5:59 PM, Roman Chyla <> wrote:

Hi Leonid,

I didn't look into solr qparser for a long time, but I think you should be
able to combine different query parsers in one query. Look at the
SolrQueryParser code, maybe now you can specify custom query parser for
every clause (?), st like:

foo AND {!lucene}bar

I dont know, but worth exploring

There is an another implementation of a query language, for which I know it
allows to combine different query parsers in one (cause I wrote it), there
the query goes this way:

edismax(dog cat AND lucene((foo AND bar)~3))

meaning: use edismax to build the main query, but let lucene query parser
build the 3rd clause - the nested 'for and bar' (parsers are expressed as
function operators, so you can use any query parser there exist in SOLR)

it is here,, but that was
not reviewed/integrated either

So no, you are not always limited by the query parser - you can combine
them (in more or less limited fashion). But yes, the query parsers limit
the expressiveness of your query language, but not what can be searched
(they will all produce Query object).



On Thu, Jan 1, 2015 at 10:15 AM, Jack Krupansky <>

> Yes, you are always limited by the query parser syntax, but of course you
> can always write your own query parser as well.
> There is an open issue for an XML-based query parser that would give you
> greater control. but... it's not committed yet:
> -- Jack Krupansky
> On Thu, Jan 1, 2015 at 4:08 AM, Leonid Bolshinsky <>
> wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Are we always limited by the query parser syntax when passing a query
> > string to Solr?
> > What about the query elements which are not supported by the syntax?
> > For example, BooleanQuery.setMinimumNumberShouldMatch(n) is translated by
> > BooleanQuery.toString() into ~n. But this is not a valid query syntax. So
> > how can we express this via query syntax in Solr?
> >
> > And more general question:
> > Given a Lucene Query object which was built programatically by a legacy
> > code (which is using Lucene and not Solr), is there any way to translate
> it
> > into Solr query (which must be a string). As Query.toString() doesn't
> have
> > to be a valid Lucene query syntax, does it mean that the Solr query
> string
> > must to be manually translated from the Lucene query object? Is there any
> > utility that performs this job? And, again, what about queries not
> > supported by the query syntax, like CustomScoreQuery, PayloadTermQuery
> > etc.? Are we always limited in Solr by the query parser syntax?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Leonid
> >

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