Solr Tutorial

Solr: From Whoa To Go

This tutorial which has been updated and expanded can now be found
Synapticloop Solr Tutorial

A preview of the information is included below.


Solr is an open source faceted search engine which makes searching a breeze.

Getting started with Solr can be a little bit of an up-hill battle,
consequently a tutorial was created to get Solr up and running in as little
time as possible. Hopefully along the way, the inner workings of Solr will
be revealed so that anybody can implement the faceted search engine.

If you do not know what ‘faceted search’ is please take a look at the section
titled ‘What is faceted search.’

If you just want to dive right into the tutorial – start with the ‘solr: from
whoa to go section’.

what is faceted search

For those that are starting down the faceted search path, this will give you
an introduction to what faceted search is and the power behind it.

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solr: from whoa to go

Use this section as the starting point for solr faceted search. This section
will take you through everything that you need to know from
downloading the required libraries to understanding the very basics
of the solr faceted search setup.

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the base solr install

This section is a must, here you will set up the base solr installation which
can then be cloned and copied for all future faceted search work.

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my first faceted search example

Building on the base install, here we have the beginnings of a faceted search
engine, with indexing and searching (with facets). This is a quick example
show-casing the simplest of ideas for solr.

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solr field configuration

In this section we start looking at the core configuration of solr. Whilst
going into more technical details, this is a must for configuring an
installation to get the best search results and facets possible.

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