Using Sitecore 8.1 Update and Solr 6.0.1

After switching to Solr, I am having indexing problems. Sometime the index rebuild works, and sometimes it fails with a variety of:

ERROR: [doc=sitecore://core/{31a3a929-c599-4dd3-91a6-f4a9487cc8b7}?lang=da&ver=1&ndx=sitecore_core_index] unknown field 'parameters'

for several different fields. And also:

ERROR: [doc=sitecore://core/{31a3a929-c599-4dd3-91a6-f4a9487cc8b7}?lang=da&ver=1&ndx=sitecore_core_index] unknown field 'parameters'

I can manually update the schema.xml, but when I rebuild, it finds a new fields.

Shouldn't a new install of Solr just work?

  • Looks like you’re a bit higher than the recommended Solr version: kb.sitecore.net/articles/227897
    – jrap
    Commented Feb 1, 2018 at 23:10
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    Have you configured schema.xml according to documentation? Go to solr logs for more details. It is expected to work. I'm using 6.1.0 without problems for Sitecore 8.2 Commented Feb 2, 2018 at 1:28
  • I think I have, but I certainly suspect thats the source of the problem. Im not sure how I can tell if its configured correctly? Commented Feb 2, 2018 at 13:34
  • @BartłomiejMucha Can you add that as an answer? Commented Feb 2, 2018 at 17:37
  • @EthanSchofer, this going anywhere?
    – Mark Cassidy
    Commented Apr 4, 2018 at 17:40

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You have to configure your schema.xml for each core. You can do that by going to Control Panel and in the Indexing tab click Generate the Solr Schema file. Sitecore will add field definitions into schema.xml file. It doesn't work out of the box.

Here is a very good, official walkthrouht about setting up a Solr for Sitecore.


The solution to this had to do with the Solr configs, particularly schema.xml. I believe I had the wrong version. To solve:

  1. I reviewed the Solr compatability table: https://kb.sitecore.net/articles/227897

  2. I got a copy of the Solr install files to make sure I had the correct raw schema.xml (Which was called managedschema with my version of solr).

  3. I very meticulously followed the Solr set up instructions https://doc.sitecore.net/sitecore_experience_platform/82/setting_up_and_maintaining/search_and_indexing/walkthrough_setting_up_solr Including the extra steps listed in the compatability table

After doing this, solr came up.

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