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NAME ^

Search::Xapian::Database - Search database object

DESCRIPTION ^

This class represents a Xapian database for searching. See Search::Xapian::WritableDatabase for an object suitable for indexing. To perform searches, this class works with the Search::Xapian::Query object.

METHODS ^

new <database>

Class constructor. Can either take a path to an existing database or another database class as the first parameter

clone

Return a clone of this class.

add_database

Add an existing database (or group of databases) to those accessed by this object.

reopen

This re-opens the database(s) to the latest available version(s). It can be used either to make sure the latest results are returned, or to recover from a Xapian::DatabaseModifiedError.

close

Close the database. This also implies a commit() unless a transaction is in progress.

enquire [<query>]

Returns a new Search::Xapian::Enquire object. Any extra parameters are passed to set_query.

get_doccount

Returns the number of document indexed in this database.

get_lastdocid

Returns the id of the last used document.

get_doclength <doc_id>

Returns the length of a given document.

get_document <doc_id>

Returns a Search::Xapian::Document object for the given document.

get_avlength

Get the average length of the documents in the database.

get_termfreq <term>

Get the number of documents in the database indexed by a given term.

term_exists <term>

returns true if this term exists in the database, or false otherwise.

get_description

return a description of this object.

get_spelling_suggestion

returns a suggested spelling correction.

allterms_begin [<prefix>]

Returns a Search::Xapian::TermIterator iterating over the termlist for the the entire database. If the optional prefix argument is non-empty, only terms starting with that string are returned.

allterms_end [<prefix>]

Returns a Search::Xapian::TermIterator pointing to the end of the termlist corresponding to allterms_begin.

termlist_begin <docid>

Returns a Search::Xapian::TermIterator pointing to the start of the termlist for a given document.

termlist_end <docid>

Returns a Search::Xapian::TermIterator pointing to the end of the termlist for a given document.

positionlist_begin <docid> <term>

Returns a Search::Xapian::PositionIterator pointing to the start of the position list for a given term in the given document.

positionlist_end <docid> <term>

Returns a Search::Xapian::PositionIterator pointing to the end of the position list for a given term in the given document.

postlist_begin <term>

Returns a Search::Xapian::PostingIterator pointing to the start of the posting list for a given term.

postlist_end <term>

Returns a Search::Xapian::PostingIterator pointing to the end of the posting list for a given term.

keep_alive

Send a "keep-alive" to remote databases to stop them timing out.

get_collection_freq <term>

Get the number of elements indexed by a certain term.

SEE ALSO ^

Search::Xapian,Search::Xapian::Enquire,Search::Xapian::WritableDatabase

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