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Fw: Re: searching several indexes with SWISH::API

From: Jonas Wolf <JOWOLF(at)>
Date: Thu Jun 17 2004 - 13:48:35 GMT
Could you please send the fragment of your code which handles the 
SWISH-API calls? I do the following:

# concatenate all index files
my @indexarr;
foreach my $key (keys %{$params{indexes}})
        push @indexarr, $params{indexes}{$key}{index}{$fuzzy ? 'fuzzy' : 
my $indexlist = join ' ', @indexarr;

$params{indexes} contains several indexes, each with the path leading to a 
'normal' and a 'fuzzy' index. Thus $indexlist contains a space separated 
list of index filenames (full paths) after this code (I know it could be 
done better but it should still work). I pass this variable to another 
function which then essentially calls 

$swish = SWISH::API->new( $indexlist );
die "Failed to create SWISH::API object" unless $swish;
$swish->AbortLastError if $swish->Error;

Thanks, Jonas

I just tried a similar test with SWISH::API and it worked fine too. So I 
doubt that metanames/properties diffs are the problem.

Jonas Wolf wrote on 06/17/2004 07:40 AM:
> They are all not stemmed, so that should not be the problem. However, 
> they certainly have different metanames and properties defined. Is this 
> problem, and if yes, is there any way to get around this problem?
> Jonas
> Do all three indexes have identical metanames/properties defined?
> I see that error in the metanames.c file and I wonder if there is a 
> problem trying to search all three indexes if they have different header 

> info? Or is stemming on in one of them?
> pek
> Jonas Wolf wrote on 06/17/2004 05:59 AM:
>>I have been using SWISH::API happily to search three individual indexes. 

>>Now I want to search all of them at the same time, as specified in the 
>>SWISH::API documentation. However, when passing the index files as a 
> space 
>>separated string, I get the following error message:
>>err: Index Header Error: Index file 
>>d:/website2/cgi-bin/search/index/manuals/nostem.idx' is not an active 
>>index file
>>The three individual indexes exist and can be searched without a 
> problem.
>>Can someone shed more light on what exactly this error message means and 

>>what I might be doing wrong?
>>Thank you, Jonas.

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Received on Thu Jun 17 13:48:43 2004