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    • Type: New Feature New Feature
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Unresolved
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      I've been reviewing the ideas for updatable fields and have an alternative
      proposal that I think would address my biggest concern:

      • not slowing down searching

      When I look at what Solr and Elasticsearch do here, by basically reindexing from stored fields, I think they solve a lot of the problem: users don't have to "rebuild" their document from scratch just to update one tiny piece.

      But I think we can do this more efficiently: by avoiding reindexing of the unaffected fields.

      The basic idea is that we would require term vectors for this approach (as the already store a serialized indexed version of the doc), and so we could just take the other pieces from the existing vectors for the doc.

      I dont think we should discard the idea because vectors are slow/big today, this seems like something we could fix.

      Personally I like the idea of not slowing down search performance to solve the problem, I think we should really start from that angle and work towards making the indexing side more efficient, not vice-versa.

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              Reporter:
              Robert Muir
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