[development] SOLR - multiple indexes on single site?

Wesley Nichols spanishwes at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 00:52:03 UTC 2011

If you are using D7, I recommend this combination

You can create multiple indexes and select fields from a particular
entity type and it will automatically offer to join anything else that
is related to that entity through a reference field.

In your case, I would create main index on nodes of the types you want
to search, then another index with the product display nodes, join the
commerce products and then you can use the facet api to just check
select your facets.

Finally, create a search_api_page for each index, and add your facet
blocks to these pages and voila, solr-based faceted search.


On Wed, 2011-12-14 at 10:22 -0600, Jeff Hartman wrote:
> I'm new to Solr and have a site where I would like to use Solr to power keyword search and product search, both on the same site.
> I've googled around quite a bit and all I've found is how to power multiple sites with Solr, not power multiple sections on the site. I don't know if using 2 separate indexes is possible (or necessary), but I would like:
> - different URL paths for search result (one keyword results, the other product search results)
> - results in product search to only query against product content types, the keyword for any content type
> - I envision facets to only be needed in product results, but there is potential to use in general keyword results (though results content grouping is much more important to me!)
> Thanks for any direction you can provide.
> Jeff

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