Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Adding Excerpts to Solr Search Results - Including attachments

First off I’m going to address the question ‘ How to Add Excerpts to the Solr Search API ‘ .

This is worthy of note as the obvious way is to do it through the Search API UI; when in fact this method needs to be disabled and instead edited on the Solr Server Settings ‘ Still within Search API setting ‘ 

Step-by-step guide

  1. Check the following is disabled.
> admin > configuration > filters > under ‘Processors
> check that ‘Highlighting’ is unticked
 > admin > configuration > 'Your Server' > edit

> under 'Advanced' > tick 'Return an excerpt for all results.'
> 'Save settings’

3. Then in your view for the search you have add ‘Search: Excerpt’  Field. 

Adding an excerpt from an Attachment 

There’s is a bug with Search API and Excerpts; currently there is a patch which isn’t on the development release. Go to this page to get this 

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