bq: Sounds like wasting a little space with 00:00:00 timestamps is
probably the way to go

What space? Under the covers it's just a long. The doc is slightly bigger
of course.

And, you could use the ParseDateFieldUpdateProcessorFactory, see the
reference guide. It's job is to take various inputs and transform them
to the canonical form.


On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 6:08 AM, Christopher Schultz
<> wrote:
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> Shawn,
> On 4/15/18 4:49 PM, Shawn Heisey wrote:
>> On 4/15/2018 2:31 PM, Christopher Schultz wrote:
>>> I'd usually call this a "date", but Solr's documentation says
>>> that a "date" is what I would call a timestamp (including time
>>> zone).
>> That is correct.  Lucene dates are accurate to the millisecond.
>> They don't actually handle timezones the way you might be thinking
>> -- the information is UTC.  When using date rounding (NOW/WEEK,
>> NOW/DAY, etc) you can tell Solr what the timezone is so that the
>> boundaries are correct, but the information in the index is UTC.
> lr.
> html
>>> [ I remember reading but cannot currently seem to find a
>>> reference page with the actual pre-defined field types Solr ships
>>> with. That page above lists the class names, but not the aliases
>>> used by a real Solr installation.
>> That info is what you need to define the fieldType in the schema.
>> So you would put something like "solr.DatePointField" as the
>> class.
> What about the "standard" aliases for existing fieldTypes? I remember
> reading a page where "int" versus "pint" were compared, but I can't
> seem to find that, now.
>>> Is there an existing appropriate field type for
>>> "date-without-time"?
>> The answer to this question is not yes, but it's also not no.  All
>> date types in Solr have millisecond precision.
> Okay, so if I want to have a date-without-timestamp, I'll either need
> to set all timestamps to 00:00:00 or invent something like
> pint-encoded-date, right?
>> But if you use DateRangeField, you can deal with larger time
>> periods.  A query like "2018" actually works.  At both query and
>> index time, the less precise syntax is translated internally to a
>> *range* before the query or indexing happens.
> Sounds like wasting a little space with 00:00:00 timestamps is
> probably the way to go. Even if using pint would be equivalent (and
> perhaps even a little more efficient), I think using a "real" date
> field is more appropriate.
> - -chris
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