Mike Zornek on 18 May 2007 20:14:58 -0000

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Re: [PhillyOnRails] Rails Resources and Search

On 5/16/07 9:08 PM, "Toby DiPasquale" <toby@cbcg.net> wrote:

> On Wed, May 16, 2007 at 01:50:26PM -0400, Mike Zornek wrote:
>> Is there any best practice for introducing an index with search capabilities
>> for the resources design pattern introed in Rails 1.2? I have my own thing
>> working but I wonder if their is a better way.
> Will acts_as_ferret work for you? Seems like a good solution, as its a
> Ruby/C hybrid and actually faster than Lucene (the project on which it is
> based). I know a lot of people are using it though I have no first-hand
> experience with it personally.

For full text generic searching acts_as_ferret does look cool.

However, what I'm talking about here is a more line item search, like first
name is bob (STRING), has placed order in last 48 hours (TIME), is an
annoying customer (BOOL). It might even stretch to joins, has photo that is
unapproved etc.

Does Ferret do this? I suppose I could do a before save and produce search
food, like special keys (is_bad_customer:YES) in a text field to feed the
search. But that would prob get out of hand fast.

Maybe I'll bring it up at the meeting. Thanks.

~ Mike
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