Indexed_search_engine: index multiple fields

Does anyone know of a way to index multiple fields in this engine? I’ve
tried making an array from the field list, but it doesn’t seem to work.

Any help would be appreciated.


I figured it out. All that was necessary was to create two entries for
an indexable record, one for each field I wanted to index. Then, the
array is built in the ‘update_index’ call, not the

For example, it would look like this:

  index_text =, url,
index_comment =,
IndexableRecord.index_records([index_text, index_comment])

Yep. That will do it. I wonder, looking at your code, however, if
isn’t an refactoring in order for IndexData. It seems wrong to have 2
IndexData records for the same URL and title.

What if you could do something like:

index_data =,
index_data << @document.text
index_data << @document.comment

If it’s useful, I’ll put it on the TODO list.


On 14 Feb 2006 00:34:16 -0000, Joshua S. <

Hi Josh

Thanks for the offer. I’ve actually got the code about 99% there
I hope to have a release out this week with relevant changes. I’ll be
to keep you (and the list) posted.


On 14 Feb 2006 18:21:32 -0000, Joshua S. <


I think that would be great. Would there be a way that I could pass an
array of attributes in? Like this:

index_data << [@document.text, @document.comment, @document.note, etc]

Or something such as that. I’d be more than happy to help out with
anything you need, I’m still fairly new, but could hack around some if
you needed it.