Trouble with Riak Search JSON Extractor

Matt Brooks mtbrooks33 at
Sun Mar 22 21:37:58 EDT 2015

Just discovered this on GitHub
Looks like auto-reloading is a work in progress.

On Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 9:24 PM Matt Brooks <mtbrooks33 at> wrote:

> Not getting any errors... but I did notice something interesting after
> deleting the nodes on my system and then reconfiguring them.
> If the first time I set up a schema I add the multivalued field in
> question, everything works. If I then change the schema and then update it
> over HTTP, the changes do not take affect.
> For example, when I reconfigured the nodes on my system I added kept the
> multivalued "groups" field I mentioned above. I then added some users and
> was able to successfully retrieve them using q=groups:* or something more
> specific. I then changed the schema from "groups" to "" and PUT
> it on the server successfully (a subsequent GET returned the new schema). I
> also updated the users so that the "groups" array was changed to an array
> of JSON objects, each with an "id" field that would match the ""
> field in the schema. I then tried to query the users using*.
> This failed.
> Do changed to the schema not cause the solr indexes to update?
> PS: I dug around in $RIAK/data/yz/user/conf and noticed a user.xml file.
> The file held the ORIGINAL schema, not the updated one.
> On Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 6:45 PM Zeeshan Lakhani <zlakhani at>
> wrote:
>> Hello Matt,
>> Are you receiving any indexing errors in your logs (check the Solr logs
>> as well)? To be sure, I just wrote a test (using our erlang pb api,
>> d0015658ff90b94cb1a00329ffafe00R251) using a custom schema, and I didn’t
>> run into any troubles; I also checked via the http api. If you have the
>> required _yz* fields, you should get those back with the document. If you
>> want the groups items themselves, you’d have to make `stored` true.
>> Zeeshan Lakhani
>> programmer |
>> software engineer at @basho |
>> org. member/founder of @papers_we_love |
>> twitter => @zeeshanlakhani
>> On Mar 22, 2015, at 4:13 PM, Matt Brooks <mtbrooks33 at> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I have a quick question about a search schema that would index an array
>> of strings in a JSON object. I am storing user data in JSON that looks
>> something like this:
>> {
>>    "name" : "John Smith",
>>    "email" : "jsmith at",
>>    "groups" : [
>>       "3304cf79",
>>       "abe155cf"
>>    ]}
>> The custom schema I use for users includes this field entry:
>> <field name="groups" type="string" indexed="true" stored="false" multiValued="true"/>
>> I also have the following field type entry:
>> <fieldType name="string" class="solr.StrField" sortMissingLast="true"/>
>> I assumed that these entries would allow me to search for users using a
>> query like:
>> curl $RIAK/search/query/user?wt=json&q=groups:3304cf79
>> But no docs are returned. I'm almost certain I have an issue with my
>> schema. How can I query users by string entries in the "groups" array?
>> Thank you,
>> Matt.
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