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Apache Solr PHP Integration

By : Jayant Kumar
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Apache Solr PHP Integration

By: Jayant Kumar

Overview of this book

The Search tool is a very powerful for any website. No matter what type of website, the search tool helps visitors find what they are looking for using key words and narrow down the results using facets. Solr is the popular, blazing fast, open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. It is highly scalable, providing distributed search and index replication, and it powers the search and navigation features of many of the world's largest websites.This book is a practical, hands-on, end-to-end guide that provides you with all the tools required to build a fully-featured search application using Apache Solr and PHP. The book contains practical examples and step-by-step instructions.Starting off with the basics of installing Apache Solr and integrating it with Php, the book then proceeds to explore the features provided by Solr to improve searches using Php. You will learn how to build and maintain a Solr index using Php, discover the query modes available with Solr, and how to use them to tune the Solr queries to retrieve relevant results. You will look at how to build and use facets in your search, how to tune and use fast result highlighting, and how to build a spell check and auto complete feature using Solr. You will finish by learning some of the advanced concepts required to runa large-scale enterprise level search infrastructure.
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Apache Solr PHP Integration
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Creating filter query configuration

We can also pass filter query as a configuration parameter to the Solarium query using the addFilterQuery() function. For this, we need to first define the filter query as a configuration array and then add it to the Solarium query.

$fqconfig = array(
$query = $client->createSelect();

The Solr query created by the preceding configuration is similar to the one created earlier. The benefit of using filter query configuration is that we can define multiple standard filter queries as configurations and add them in our Solr query as required. The addTag(String $tag) and addTags(array $tags) functions are used to define tags in the filter queries. We can use these tags to exclude certain filter queries in facets. We will go through an example later.