we have configured SOLR MASTER/SALVE in our environment on different servers and Configured the required replication. Index is rebuild and web site is search is working. when we try to search with in Content tree, it gives message as "No Result Found". While checking the search log file, got below entries. It is searching on custom index sitecore_community_index instead of default Master index

6652 10:17:27 INFO Serialized Query - ?q=_name:(_url)&rows=1&fq=_templatename:("Template field")&fq=_indexname:(sitecore_community_index) 6652 10:17:27 INFO Search Query : (((((-_group:(154d56cc0de243c7bbc0a25bd7ffd901) :) AND (_path:(154d56cc0de243c7bbc0a25bd7ffd901) AND _latestversion:(True))) AND _path:(154d56cc0de243c7bbc0a25bd7ffd901)) AND _latestversion:(1)) AND _datasource:(sitecore)) 6652 10:17:27 INFO Search Index : sitecore_community_index 6652 10:17:27 INFO Search Took : 11ms 5708 10:18:29 INFO Query - (_name:("Mail server*") OR (_content:("*Mail server*") AND _language:(en))) 5708 10:18:29 INFO Serialized Query - ?q=(_name:("Mail server*") OR (_content:("*Mail server*") AND _language:(en)))&rows=2147483647&fq=_indexname:(sitecore_community_index)


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Sitecore content search might select the first index matching the context database. You have to ensure your sitecore_community_index is defined after the standard sitecore_master_index. You likely patched your index before the default ones with patch:before or because your patch file name is alphabetically lower than the out of the box Solr configuration files.

  • Thanks for response. I do not have any file with patch in my environment. Please suggest if need to create one to use. Also where I have to check defined order of index Commented Apr 10, 2018 at 10:59
  • The index order can be found by opening the Sitecore Indexing Manager from the Sitecore Control Panel. An alternative would be to open the /sitecore/admin/showconfig.aspx page and check the order of the <index> elements in the <indexes> element. Commented Apr 10, 2018 at 13:17
  • You mentioned having no configuration patch file for your custom index. In that case, in which file have you added your index definition to? It is always recommended not to modify the out of the box Sitecore configuration files and always use additional patch files to add or modify the configuration. That way, Sitecore upgrades are easier as the base files are not modified. Commented Apr 10, 2018 at 13:18
  • Let me add here, I am fairly new to Search and SOLR so have very limited knowledge and hence, request can you please help with name of the default files and process to add the additional patch file to add and modify the configuration Commented Apr 16, 2018 at 21:34
  • If you have successful queries targeting the sitecore_community_index, it means it already exists in a configuration file under \App_Config\Include. You just have to find in which one it is. Looking at the /sitecore/admin/showconfig.aspx page would tell you in which file it is in the patch:source attribute value of the <index name="sitecore_community_index" ...> element. Commented Apr 16, 2018 at 22:56

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