By Jayant Kumar

Build a fully-featured and scalable seek program utilizing Hypertext Preprocessor to unencumber the hunt services supplied via Solr


  • Understand the instruments that may be used to speak among personal home page and Solr, and the way they paintings internally
  • Explore the fundamental seek capabilities of Solr reminiscent of sorting, boosting, faceting, and highlighting utilizing your Hypertext Preprocessor code
  • Take a glance at a few complex positive aspects of Solr similar to spell checking, grouping, and car entire with implementations utilizing personal home page code

In Detail

the hunt device is crucial for any site. it doesn't matter what kind of web site, the hunt software is helping viewers locate what they're searching for utilizing key terms and slim down the consequences utilizing aspects. Solr is the preferred, blazing speedy, open resource company seek platform from the Apache Lucene venture. it truly is hugely scalable, supplying allotted seek and index replication, and it powers the quest and navigation beneficial properties of some of the world's greatest websites.

This e-book is a pragmatic, hands-on, end-to-end consultant that gives you with all of the instruments required to construct a fully-featured seek software utilizing Apache Solr and personal home page. The ebook comprises useful examples and step by step instructions.

Starting off with the fundamentals of putting in Apache Solr and integrating it with Hypertext Preprocessor, the publication then proceeds to discover the gains supplied by way of Solr to enhance searches utilizing personal home page. you'll find out how to construct and preserve a Solr index utilizing Hypertext Preprocessor, realize the question modes to be had with Solr, and the way to exploit them to song the Solr queries to retrieve correct effects. you'll examine how you can construct and use features on your seek, easy methods to music and use speedy end result highlighting, and the way to construct a spell cost and car entire characteristic utilizing Solr. you are going to end by means of studying the various complicated recommendations required to runa large-scale firm point seek infrastructure.

What you are going to examine from this book

  • Install Solr and combine it with PHP
  • Insert, replace, and delete records from the Solr index utilizing PHP
  • Perform decide upon queries utilizing the dismax and edismax question modes
  • Sort, develop, and re-use pick out queries utilizing PHP
  • Employ faceting and end result highlighting
  • Debug and fine-tune Solr seek queries for relevance
  • Implement the spell checker and vehicle entire good points utilizing Solr and PHP
  • Search for files just like a specific record and Retrieve index stats utilizing PHP
  • Deploy allotted looking out utilizing sharing and load-balancing of Solr queries


This publication is filled with step by step example-oriented tutorials that allows you to express readers tips to combine Solr in personal home page functions utilizing the to be had libraries, and strengthen the inherent seek amenities that Solr offers.

Who this booklet is written for

If you're a developer who is familiar with Hypertext Preprocessor and is attracted to integrating seek into your functions, this is often the booklet for you. No complicated wisdom of Solr is needed. Very simple wisdom of procedure instructions and the command-line interface on either Linux and home windows is needed. you want to even be conversant in the idea that of net servers.

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0" } } Now install Solarium by running the composer install command. Composer automatically downloads and installs Solarium and its related dependencies such as symfony event dispatcher. This can be seen in the output of Composer. For installation on Windows, open up your command prompt and navigate to the Apache documentRoot folder. Create a new folder inside documentRoot and run composer install inside the folder. We can see that during installation, symfony event dispatcher and solarium library are downloaded in a separate folder named vendor.

The default operator is OR if not provided. op parameter in the query. Re-using queries In most cases, the queries that you build as a part of the application can be reused. It would make more sense to re-use the queries instead of creating them again. The functions provided by the Solarium interface help in modifying the Solarium query for re-use. Let us see an example for re-using queries. Suppose we form a complex query based on input parameters. For pagination purposes, we would like to use the same query but change the start and rows parameters to fetch the next or previous page.

It defines the fields that are to be stored in the Solr index and the processing that should happen on data being indexed or searched in those fields. Internally, the schema is used to assign properties to the fields used for creating a document that is to be indexed using the Lucene API. xml. Here, collection1 is the name of the core. Note A Solr server can have multiple cores and each core can have its own schema. xml file and go through it. In the XML file, we can see that there is a section for fields inside which there are multiple fields.

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