On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 7:25 AM, Szabo, Patrick (LNG-VIE)
<patrick.sz...@lexisnexis.at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm new to Forrest and my boss in all it's wisdom decided that i have to
> administrate our forrest installation now.
> I wasn't involved in our installation until now.
> I've already read the forrest documentation and it did help me, but
> there are quite a few question that i couldn't answer.

Yeah, in trying to answer your question I realize that the
documentation in this area is weak.  After you understand this stuff,
it'd be great if you could contribute to them.

> I understand that i can use fields to search with lucene. Is there a
> list somewhere where i can see which fields are available ?!

For any given document, you can add a .lucene extension and the
element names are the searchable field names.  These are mostly title,
subtitle, abstract, version, author, and content.

> Can i somehow add fields ?!

I don't think there's a way to add per-project fields, but for you
Forrest implementation, you can try to add it into

> We have an element <revised modified="23.06.2010"/> in our source xml
> and i would like to be able to serch for the date. E.g. i want to see
> all the documents that where modified last week.

Hmm... I'm not sure, I reckon you'd have to index it based on its xdoc

> I've got a few more questions but i don't want to pack them all in just
> one mail.

Yeah, one per thread is always preferred - mail threads are cheap though:)

I'm not sure what version of Forrest you are on but I had to do some
hacking just to get the indexing to work - I reckon it's been a
long-standing bug.  I'll take that up on the dev@ list though.  Good