Acts_as_ferret and indexes created with ferret


#1

Hello List!

I’ve have created an index using a Rerret based application, and may aim
is
to create a Ruby R. Web application that will allows to search using
my
index!

I tried yo use the acts_as_ferret plugin for Rails, but when I have read
the
tutorials, it seemed to mes that acts_as_ferret allows only to index the
Ruby R. web application data stired in it’s data base, and helps to
operate researches using the created index.

But I really wonder if acts_as_ferret may allow to load an external
already
created index (Like the index I’ve created with my application) in order
to
use the acts_as_ferret technology to make researches on it and display
the
results using a Ruby R. application!

Is this possible, if not, have any one any idea!

thank you!


#2

Hi!

On 16.10.2008, at 16:01, Lyes A. wrote:

But I really wonder if acts_as_ferret may allow to load an external
already created index (Like the index I’ve created with my
application) in order to use the acts_as_ferret technology to make
researches on it and display the results using a Ruby R.
application!

Is this possible, if not, have any one any idea!

If you don’t plan to modify the ferret index from inside your Rails
application, the easiest way is to use Ferret’s API directly for
querying your index. Acts_as_ferret won’t be of much help in your
case, since it’s focus is to keep an index in sync with a database
that is accessed via active record.

Cheers,
Jens


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#3

On Thu, Oct 16, 2008 at 3:13 PM, Jens Krämer removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

the tutorials, it seemed to mes that acts_as_ferret allows only to index the

If you don’t plan to modify the ferret index from inside your Rails
application, the easiest way is to use Ferret’s API directly for querying
your index. Acts_as_ferret won’t be of much help in your case, since it’s
focus is to keep an index in sync with a database that is accessed via
active record.

Hello Jens!

Thank you for your reply, now it is more clear for me!

But is there some to use the acts_as_ferret features (Like paginating
and
Highlighting) when I will display the results of my researche!

for example, When I make a search on my index with ferret API, is it
possible that I give acts_as_ferret the resulting topDocs object or the
list
of the hits to acts_as_ferret in such way that in the web page, this
list
will be paginated and the key words higlighted!

Thanks