Flattening the nested documents is usually preferred if at all
possible. Nested documents to, indeed, have a series of restrictions
that often make them harder to work with than flattened docs.


On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 6:48 AM, Dc Tech <dctech1...@gmail.com> wrote:
> We are evaluating using nested documents vs. simply flattening the document.
> Looking through the documentation, it is not very clear to me if the nested
> documents are fully mature, and support the full richness  of SOLR
> (streaming, mature faceting) etc...
> Any opinions or guidance on that?
> For *flattening*, we are thinking of setting up three groups of fields:
> 1. Fields for search - 3-4 groups of fields that glom together the document
> fields in order of boosting priority (e.g. f1 has just the title , f2 has
> title+authors....)
> 2. Fields for faceting if needed
> 3. and Fields for  display (or the original document fields) e.g.
> author_name|author_unique_id...

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