[Xapian-discuss] Omega and Wildcards

Kenneth Loafman kenneth at loafman.com
Wed Oct 3 13:20:21 BST 2007

Richard Boulton wrote:
> Kenneth Loafman wrote:
>> I made the following changes to Omega, per the instructions in
>> http://www.xapian.org/docs/queryparser.html,
>> and wildcards do not work at all.  I'm hoping its something simple.
>> /usr/lib/cgi-bin/omega/omega DB=pdf P=finan\*
>> (with or without the backslash)
>> returns no documents, even though there are over 3000 hits for
>> 'finance', about the same for 'financial', and probably more.
> (I'm assuming your diff is reversed, so that "-" lines are those which
> you added.  If that's wrong, I'm very confused.)
> It looks like you've changed the flags for the query parser
> "parse_query" invocation correctly.  However, you've moved the
> "qp.set_database(db)" call to after this invocation.  As a result, the
> wildcard expansion code can't lookup the terms in the database, so you
> end up with no matches.
> I expect it will work if you move the set_database() call back to its
> original location.

Yes, the diff is reversed.  Noticed after I had posted

Moving the set_database() call worked.

Thanks for all the help.


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