Attain Apache Solr Coding Chops

Time slot: 
March 9th, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Chicago 8 & 9

This session is for those who are excited by the great power of Apache Solr search for Drupal but want to understand how to customize their search and use Solr to power parts of the site. Join us for a technical deep dive into the world of Apache Solr search integration focused on the expanded possibilities in Drupal 7, as well as the improving overlap between the front-end components that interface with Solr and other search back ends like the PHP Zend lucene api.

Video at

Intended audience: 

Drupal developers interested in improving their Solr-fu.

Questions answered by this session
Question 1: 
What are Solr fields, and how do you map Drupal data onto them?
Question 2: 
What does it take to add more data to your search index?
Question 3: 
Can you take complete control over your search interface and offer more than the default features?
Question 4: 
How can one define custom facets and sorts?
Question 5: 
How do you use the prepare and alter hooks for the query object, and why do they differ?
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Finally a session that goes

Finally a session that goes further than the installation and configuration of Apache Solr! Will there be a recording for those who are not able to attend DCC?

I know there was someone

I know there was someone asked about it, just want to make sure. So I saw that the sample on the slide show that there are some checkboxes beside the facet search (filters), is it that multiple selection is available in D7 version?

I missed this session :(

Was really interested to hear it. Would you please post the slides?

Excellent presentation!

Can you please post the ppt. I had an obscured view and there is no way I could write that fast.... Would be greatly appreciated as this seems to be the status quo for faceted searching in Drupaltopia. Thanks again. Great presentation.

Kind regards,

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