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From Eran Buchnick <>
Subject Re: Required operator (+) is being ignored when using default conjunction operator AND
Date Sun, 05 Apr 2020 18:38:59 GMT
Hoss, thanks a lot for the response.
OK, so it seems like I got into to the "uncanny valley" of the search
I red your attached blog post (and more) but still the penny hasn't dropped
yet about what causes the operator clash when the default operator is AND.
I red that when q.op=AND, OR will change the left(if not MUST_NOT) and
right clause Occurs to SHOULD - what that means is that the "order of
operations" in this case is giving the infix operator the mandate to
control the prefix operator?
 A little background - I am trying to implement a google search like
service and want to have the ability to have required and prohibit
operators while still allowing default intersection operation as default
operator. How can I achieve this with this limitation?

On Wed, Apr 1, 2020, 20:08 Chris Hostetter <> wrote:

> : Using solr 8.3.0 it seems like required operator isn't functioning
> properly
> : when default conjunction operator is AND.
> You're mixing the "prefix operators" with the "infix operators" which is
> always a recipe for disaster.

> The use of q.op=AND vs q.op=OR in these examples only
> complicates the issue because q.op isn't really overriding any sort of
> implicit
> "infix operator" when clauses exist w/o an infix operator between them, it
> is overriding the implicit MUST/SHOULD/MUST_NOT given to each clause as
> parsed ... but in general setting q.op-AND really only makes sense when
> you expect/intend to only be using "infix operators"
> This write up i did several years ago is still very accurate -- the bottom
> line is you REALLY don't want to mix infix and prefix operators..
> ...because the results of mixing them really only "make sense" given the
> context that the parser goes left to right (ie: no precedence) and has
> no explicit "prefix" operator syntax for "SHOULD"
> -Hoss

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