[Neo] Newbie IndexService question: How is equality defined between values in the index

Thomas Andersson greddbullen at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 14:55:39 CET 2010


Hi,

Thanks for the quick reply! That works beautifully for us.

Maybe I could suggest that the javadoc be updated to reflect this?
Because there's a world of difference between comparing using equals
and toString().

Best regards,
Thomas

On Fri, Feb 12, 2010 at 11:43 AM, Mattias Persson
<mattias at neotechnology.com> wrote:
> Yep the answer is simple, it does a .toString() on the object and
> stores that string (since Lucene handles only strings as values). And
> when calling getNodes() it matches your suppliedValue.toString() with
> the values stored in lucene.
>
> Are you satisfied with that answer? I can imagine that in some remote
> case this (string conversion) could be a problem, but it works great
> for the majority of users using it.
>
> 2010/2/12 Thomas Andersson <greddbullen at gmail.com>:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I have just started to use neo4j and so far I really like it, but I
>> have a question about the IndexService interface.
>>
>> When indexing you provide a key of type String and a value of type Object.
>>
>> When doing lookup, you provide a value Object to look for to match
>> with the indexed value object. How is the matching done? Is there a
>> comparison of value objects using Object.equals, or what constitutes a
>> match?
>>
>> Also, since the index can be persisted to the file system, the value
>> objects must also be persisted. I am a little confused that there is
>> no requirement that the value object must be serializable or something
>> like that.
>>
>> Any thoughts on this?
>>
>> Best Regards,
>> Thomas
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