[hibernate-dev] HSEARCH-1917, faceting, indexNullAs, FieldBridges

Sanne Grinovero sanne at hibernate.org
Tue Feb 23 14:31:32 EST 2016

On 23 February 2016 at 19:26, Guillaume Smet <guillaume.smet at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 7:21 PM, Sanne Grinovero <sanne at hibernate.org>
> wrote:
>> I don't have a strong opinion on the usefulness on faceting on null;
>> would someone have a sensible example of faceting on a "null value" ?
>> We can fix it but I have the impression it's just about fixing a
>> developer's itch because of it being inconsistent with other
>> components; if it helps with Elasticsearch integration then that makes
>> more sense to me.
> It's not faceting on a null value, it's the ability to support null values
> in faceted fields when indexing the entity. Currently, it throws a NPE on
> indexing. For instance, you might have entities which doesn't have a value
> for a given faceted field.
> Does it make more sense?

Yes! And it explains the next question too.

>> But why would you fix it by "if (value == null) return;" ? Do you
>> think you can make it work with that? I'd rather actually index the
>> marker token defined by 'indexNullAs'.
> Do you think we would want facet results for the indexNullAs value?

No, that's what confused me. +1

>> +1 to collect notes on FieldBridge and Document change wishes.
> OK, will do.

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