I have spent a couple hours researching the FerretOnRails and acts_as_ferret plugin, and am very pleased with what I see so far. My question is how to have my application, with multiple models: Speakers Talks News etc.. With all varying :string and :text column types, to be able to use a single index by which I can produce a search on. I will go through each of the models and add a acts_as_ferret :fields => ['text_field', 'string_field', 'etc'] for each of the models so they are indexed. But as far as storing the data in a way so that I can query it with a single action like ActiveRecord::find_by_content('search query test'), would work great. I even seen a reference to the previous post, but haven't yet figured out how to use this. I read about the Typo integration, that has a Content model, which all other data models (Page, Comment, etc) extend and the Content.find_by_content(@query) is used. This would work, however I do not want to have a "Core" model which is extended in that fashion. But rather have a acts_as_ferrett within each model, all referencing the same index. Then have one search page which queries them all, and links to the controller/show/id for each record result. Any ideas how I may use the acts_as_ferret to do this? -Nb ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Nathaniel S. H. Brown http://nshb.net ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
on 2006-02-28 19:12
on 2006-03-02 11:16
Hi, Nathaniel, I don't remember it exactly but the last time I've looked into jkraemers Typo integration of acts_as_ferret it was using reflection on the indexed model and stores the class_name as a field on the index while indexing. Wouldn't then a query on your model 'x' that puts it's class-name in your query (besides the other fields of that model you want to search on) do exactly what you want and find only xs because of that class-name? Regards Jan P.
on 2006-03-02 14:16
Hey Jan, The goal was to get a list of all the indexes without knowing what the models/indexes are. Introspection of the sorts. I had originally simplified it down to a configuration, which you can use Engine.add_index('Model'), and it will add that model into the search when visiting the search page. However, I have recently realised I can introspect the actual database, and do a Object.const_get(table_name.pluralize).fields_for_ferrett to check if there is an index that "should" be created. If so, then that model will get added. Haven't finalized this yet, but I promise to release the FerretEngine once I have something a bit more solidified. Kind regards, Nathan. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Nathaniel S. H. Brown http://nshb.net ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~