Questions tagged [indexing]

Questions about indexes in Sitecore (standard or custom) in general. For questions that apply to Lucene or Solr, use the appropriate tags.

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How to rebuild the analytics index without rebuilding the entire reporting database?

In Sitecore 8.1.3, is it possible to rebuild the analytics index without rebuilding the entire reporting database as specified in doc.sitecore.net? I have an analytics index that is more or less ...
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How to switch Lucene to Solr

We are planning on changing from Lucene to Solr due to number of items and because we have more than one CM server. What are the steps needed to migrate default lucene indexes to Solr? Is it just a ...
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Indexing PDF content with Solr error

I've been trying to get Solr configured right with Sitecore, but the one bit that's still causing background errors is indexing PDF content. I've been searching about and I'm not finding a clear-cut ...
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Azure Search indexes are not created

We are seeing a lot of Depenendy Failures in Application Insights because some non exisiting Azure Search indexes are queried. The following indexes on Azure search return a 404: sitecore-marketing-...
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Index the content for some of the languages - Sitecore Azure index

I am using Sitecore 9 Update 1 with Sitecore Azure search. We have many different language content in the site. I want to index the content which are belongs to 2 languages. Is there any change to be ...
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Lucene indexes not updating on CD

We have an issue in our UAT environment where the sitecore_web_index Lucene index is not getting updated on a content delivery server when content is published. I found this solution on Stack ...
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What is the difference between an index and a search index

What is the difference between a regular index (e.g. sitecore_master_index) and a "search index"? Why do I see certain indexes under the Indexing Manager in Control Panel, yet different ones under ...
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How to delete a Contact programmatically in xDB

Does anyone know how delete/remove a xDB Contact programmatically in Sitecore (8.1+), which also ensures a correct (re)-indexing? Or, is there another strategy? Such as scrambling the identifier? - ...
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Sitecore 9 Experience profile dashboard shows contact name and email as “Unknown”

We are working on porting our site to Sitecore 9 Update 1. We have installed Sitecore 9 Update 1 with (WFFM) Web Forms For Marketers 9.0 Update-1 and Solr 6.6.2. Issue: The contacts are always shown ...
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Sitecore index update jobs getting stuck

I'm having trouble configuring a Sitecore 7.2 production environment and noticed some weird things on the CM environment.. After a few updates to the sitecore_master_index the jobs to update the ...
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How does Sitecore decide the Index to use with GetIndex

A new index was added to a Sitecore instance I am working on. This ended up causing a different module in the implementation to have a problem. The part having an issue uses Sitecore.ContentSearch....
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Issue with multiple crawlers on Solr custom search index

I have custom search Index(SOLR) which has two root locations defined, one points to /home node and another points to repository(videos), we also have indexing strategy(onPublishEndAsync) in place. &...
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Programmatically adding items to a custom Solr Index

I'm trying to add some items to a custom Sitecore Solr index Programmatically via the Sitecore Content Search APIs. The items I will add won't reside in Sitecore so the code below is just a test for ...
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Is it possible to get Azure Search to support EDM.GeographyPoint?

With regard to spatial searching capabilities of Azure Search in Sitecore. How do you go about customising your index configuration so that you can perform spatial searching using the OData geospatial ...
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When and why to create a custom index

In my experience, the default sitecore_master_index and sitecore_web_index work pretty fast with Solr. We have around 1 million documents in the index and it returns a result in between 0 to 10ms. I ...
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Value cannot be null. Parameter name: fieldNameTranslator - Opening Content Editor [closed]

I was trying to setup the Sitecore with Solr. I created the Default Instance and added Solr. I use Castle Windsor as IOC, updated the Global.asax. Since I was not able to download the Solr Support ...
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“Silently” Create Item - Create Item Without Triggering Indexing or other Events

I know that when I edit items, I can pass true to the EndEdit method to save the item without triggering events/indexing on save. Since I almost always want to edit an item after creating it, it seems ...
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Appending index fields in Lucene

Does anyone know if it is possible to append a Lucene computed index field's value? Say that there is a computed index field that stores a list of ids based on some generic logic. Then there is an ...
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Index are not updating after db restore

I restored databases from production to Test environment. After that index's are not working with OnPublishEnd strategy. Could you please help me. I have truncated History,EventQueue and ...
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IS there a simple way to get the current Azure Search index name programatically?

I need to get the current active index name for Sitecore search for logging purposes. Because of the swap on rebuild functionality, I can't simply use the name field of the index, since on alternating ...
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Adding custom contact facet to Sitecore Analytics index

Sitecore 8.2 Update 4 with Lucene search on a local single instance Sitecore site: I have created a Custom Contact facet and I can see it is being saved to MongoDB. I want to add it to the Analytics ...