Class BlockGroupingCollector

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    Collector, LeafCollector

    public class BlockGroupingCollector
    extends SimpleCollector
    BlockGroupingCollector performs grouping with a single pass collector, as long as you are grouping by a doc block field, ie all documents sharing a given group value were indexed as a doc block using the atomic IndexWriter.addDocuments() or IndexWriter.updateDocuments() API.

    This results in faster performance (~25% faster QPS) than the two-pass grouping collectors, with the tradeoff being that the documents in each group must always be indexed as a block. This collector also fills in TopGroups.totalGroupCount without requiring the separate TermAllGroupsCollector. However, this collector does not fill in the groupValue of each group; this field will always be null.

    NOTE: this collector makes no effort to verify the docs were in fact indexed as a block, so it's up to you to ensure this was the case.

    See for more details including a full code example.

    • Constructor Detail

      • BlockGroupingCollector

        public BlockGroupingCollector(Sort groupSort,
                                      int topNGroups,
                                      boolean needsScores,
                                      Weight lastDocPerGroup)
                               throws IOException
        Create the single pass collector.
        groupSort - The Sort used to sort the groups. The top sorted document within each group according to groupSort, determines how that group sorts against other groups. This must be non-null, ie, if you want to groupSort by relevance use Sort.RELEVANCE.
        topNGroups - How many top groups to keep.
        needsScores - true if the collected documents require scores, either because relevance is included in the withinGroupSort or because you plan to pass true for either getSscores or getMaxScores to getTopGroups(, int, int, int, boolean)
        lastDocPerGroup - a Weight that marks the last document in each group.
    • Method Detail

      • getTopGroups

        public TopGroups<?> getTopGroups(Sort withinGroupSort,
                                         int groupOffset,
                                         int withinGroupOffset,
                                         int maxDocsPerGroup,
                                         boolean fillSortFields)
                                  throws IOException
        Returns the grouped results. Returns null if the number of groups collected is <= groupOffset.

        NOTE: This collector is unable to compute the groupValue per group so it will always be null. This is normally not a problem, as you can obtain the value just like you obtain other values for each matching document (eg, via stored fields, via DocValues, etc.)

        withinGroupSort - The Sort used to sort documents within each group.
        groupOffset - Which group to start from
        withinGroupOffset - Which document to start from within each group
        maxDocsPerGroup - How many top documents to keep within each group.
        fillSortFields - If true then the Comparable values for the sort fields will be set
      • needsScores

        public boolean needsScores()
        Description copied from interface: Collector
        Indicates if document scores are needed by this collector.
        true if scores are needed.