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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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What is the impact to a Sitecore instance while rebuilding the links database?

I am referring specifically the Links database, stored in the "Links" table, as defined here: <!-- LINK DATABASE --> <LinkDatabase type="Sitecore.Data.$(database).$(database)LinkDatabase, ...
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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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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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If I unpublish an item will Sitecore update the search index?

I have a Sitecore 8.1 / Solr 4.10 instance. I know that if I add a new content item or I delete a content item and then publish, that Sitecore is smart enough to do a partial rebuild of the Solr ...
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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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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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Indexing jobs queued

On the CM server, all jobs are getting queued, after the following jobs appear in a running state: UpdateIndex_filesystem Indexing Running False 08.11.2016 15:43:19 ...
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Should indexes folder in data folder be removed every now and then?

We had some issue with Lucene not indexing properly. Usually with the removal of the indexes folder within data folder and rebuilding the indexes through Control Panel's Indexing Manager helps; ...
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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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Configuring master and web index for faster rebuild

During an upgrade from 6.x to 8.1 we decided to also move the indexes from Lucene to Solr. We ran into quite some troubles, but that is not the question as those are fixed. The "problem" I'm still ...
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Lucene index corruption

I've had a serious problem with several clients while utilising a Lucene search index where anomalies like content missing that should be there or duplicate content (more than one document of the same ...
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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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How does one verify that an item is properly indexed in Sitecore?

How do I figure out whether or not an item is indexed properly? Indexing depends on which tables in the Sitecore DBs? When I search for an item in the search field, I am not able to fetch the item. ...
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Sitecore 7.2 Not rebuilding Lucene Index

We're using Sitecore 7.2 Update 4, and have 6 Lucene indexes across our sites in a single Sitecore instance. In the production environment, but not locally or on staging, the web index is not rebuilt ...
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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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Custom index configuration cannot work for Sitecore 9.0.1 in Azure

I got a trouble about custom index with Sitecore 9.0.1 in Azure. My custom index configuration can rebuild successfully and this index can create in Azure search with Sitecore 9.0. After I changed to ...
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Performance Issue With Facets

We are having some performance issue when setting Datasources and Linking items in Sitecore 8.2. The test server just hangs when trying to expand a node in the dialog box. The CPU spikes to 100% and ...
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How does Sitecore update a search index if there are no index update strategies configured?

The Sitecore docs list the available index update strategies, but there is no mention of what happens if no strategies are configured. For example, would the index on the CD server for the following ...
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How do you programmatically exclude an item from being indexed?

We would like to exclude items from being indexed. Ideally, we want this control to be within Sitecore so that as new pages get created, content authors can determine whether to index them as they ...
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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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How do I define a custom computed and tokenized field in my index?

I'm currently working in Sitecore 8.1. I would like to add a custom computed field to a specific index, and only that index. I have been able to add the field globally to Sitecore.ContentSearch.Lucene....
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Using custom classes in LinqScratchPad.aspx

The problem The default/sample code in the LinqScratchPad.aspx shows a TryYourOwnClass class. Sadly, this class is not used in any way in the sample. The sample code looks like this: namespace Test ...
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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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Master index updated even though manual strategy is set

I have changed update strategy for Master database to be "manual" rather than "sync", which to my understanding should not update "master" when data changes in master database. I can see in crawling ...
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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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Lucene indexing item url

I'm struggling to get the Sitecore item url from indexing, the SearchResultItem.url is always null. I tried creating a ComputedField but I'm not getting the correct url. With Sitecore.Links....
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Combining multiple Items into one Document

Sitecore indexing works great for simple indexing scenario's, as the main working entity is a sitecore item. With computed fields you can add custom logic and fields for a record. But I have 2 more ...
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Helix and Computed Index Fields with DI

In my solution, I have some Computed Index Fields that I need to add that combine the values of fields from templates that belong to multiple Project-layer modules. I am using DI for initializing my ...
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Sitecore indexing commit policy Executor

There are several sitecore indexing commit policy executor like Sitecore.ContentSearch.TimeIntervalCommitPolicy and Sitecore.ContentSearch.ModificationCountCommitPolicy I want to know the ...
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How to configure Sitecore to index “everything but something” or “nothing but something”?

In one of the video from "Search Driven" module of Sitecore 9.0 Essential for Developers e-learning, the speaker says "You can configure Sitecore to index everything but something or nothing but ...
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SOLR Custom Index Causing Error

I am converting a Lucene custom index to a SOLR custom index. I got the Cores working for the default indexes, but having trouble converting my custom indexes. I got through some of the issues, but ...
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Sitecore Lucene indexing two versions of the same keyword

Here is the situation: I have three items - Categories - Corporate, Financial and Product which I am using to categorize other items. They can be selected from a Droplink field (so Sitecore holds ID ...
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Solr multivalued fields

We are currently working on migrating from Lucene to Solr and we're having a couple of issues with our index data. There hasn't been any code changes so we're assuming it is stemming from the indexed ...
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Field values are being fetched as null while reading the data with SolrContentSearchManager with Solr custom FlatDataCrawler

I'm busy creating a Crawler using FlatDataCrawler for custom non-sitecore data. Inserting the data into Solr works, but when i'm reading the data with SolrContentSearchManager my entities are inserted ...
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Issue with CD index not being updated after updating CM for Sitecore 8.1

I have the following setup 1 CM server 1 CD server Sitecore 8.1 We have a custom Lucene index that is updating with no problem on our CM server but not on our CD server. I checked the logs and ...
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Fields Not Being Indexed in Lucene

I'm working with Sitecore 8.1. I have <indexAllFields>true</indexAllFields> in the <documentOptions> node of the DefaultIndexConfiguration.config file. When I open the index up in ...
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How do I rebuild the Quick Search Index in Sitecore 8.2?

I've upgraded my solution from sitecore 8.1 Update 1 to Sitecore 8.2 initial release. After finishing the upgrade, and configuration changes, I opened the launchpad to rebuild Quick Search Index, I ...
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Config patch/hack to temporarily disable index update

Is there some easy config patch or hack I could make which would disable all indexing activities? I want to do this for things like package installation and also deletion of large content branches ...
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Can Azure Search be combined with on premises Sitecore hosting?

We are preparing a Sitecore upgrade and looking into Azure Search for indexing. Can anyone tell me if Azure Search can be comined with on premises hosting? Or do you need to host Sitecore in Azure to ...
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Performance issue when inserting item to Lucene index

I have a Sitecore 8 instance with a bucket with aprox. 150K items, and like 200K total. Publishing is working very slow. I mean, really slow, sometimes 5 items per second. I've stripped all code we ...
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Remove custom templates from sitecore master index

We are using Sitecore 8.2 update 3 and azure search for indexing.Azure search has limitation of 1000 fields so what we are planning to do is to remove the custom templates from the ...
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Getting duplicate data on server. Indexing issue?

Using Sitecore 9.0.1 and DEF 2.0.1, I have a pipeline which reads from an API and then resolves matching Sitecore items using the standard ResolveSitecoreItemStepProcessor and ...
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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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Lucene search in load balance environment is not showing proper results

I'm using Lucene for Search in Load balanced environment. Indexes are working fine, but sometimes index is updating in only one of the servers. If we rebuild the index manually then its showing proper ...
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Coveo index does not update Item

I am facing an issue with Coveo search. In website's search results page, when I click a search result, it is throwing me a 404 error. In CES indexcontent, if I search same item and click on the Uri, ...
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How to add externally stored PDF documents to my existing custom index

using Sitecore 8.2 update 4 and SOLR 6.6.0. Currently using a custom crawler to index database records. I have a requirement to now index the actual pdf content the database will house a http://path/...
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Sitecore Index_Update Job Performance

We just updated from Sitecore 8.2 Update 4 to Update 7 and we've started seeing some strange behavior when publishing new items. The issue presents itself in that it takes awhile for newly created ...
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Sitecore Solr index FieldNameTranslator is null

I am currently playing around with Sitecore indexes - both Solr and Lucene. I have made my own custom index and it works fine for Lucene, but I cannot get it to work with Solr. My problem is that ...
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Sitecore multiple CD web databases publishing/indexing EventQueue database name

Say I have a single CM with 1x master db, 1x core db and 2x web dbs (2x publishing targets) for 2x CD servers in different regions. I can't call both web dbs "web" - one must be something different, e....