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From Jack Krupansky <>
Subject Re: Queries not supported by Lucene Query Parser syntax
Date Thu, 01 Jan 2015 15:15:12 GMT
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 <>

> 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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