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From Uwe Schindler <>
Subject Re: How to fetch documents for which field is not defined
Date Sat, 15 Jul 2017 10:12:07 GMT
That is the "Solr" answer. But it is slow like hell.

In Lucene there is a natove query named FieldValueQuery already for this. It requires DocValues
enabled for the field. 

IMHO, the best and fastest variant (also to Solr users) is to add a separate multivalued string
field named 'fieldnames' where you index all field named that have a value. After that you
can query on this using the field name. Elasticsearch is doing the field name approach for
exists/not exists by default.


Am 15. Juli 2017 11:56:16 MESZ schrieb Ahmet Arslan <>:
>Yes, here it is:  q=+*:* -field3:[* TO *]
>On Saturday, July 15, 2017, 8:16:00 AM GMT+3, Rajnish kamboj
><> wrote:
>Does Lucene provide any API to fetch documents for which a field is not
>Document1 : field1=value1, field2=value2,field3=value3
>Document2 : field1=value4, field2=value4
>I want a query to get documents for which field3 is not defined. In
>it should return Document2.

Uwe Schindler
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