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SOLR Interface

Use Cases

As an admin of a CKAN instance I want to have the facility to use SOLR, both alongside and as a replacement for the existing full text search in CKAN.


There are two main options for getting data into SOLR:

  • POST the records to SOLR in XML format (docs)
  • Direct connection Setup SOLR (docs)
    • Provide SELECT statements to do queries
    • Process is initiated by doing a GET to a particular SOLR URL

The preference is for the first option as the abstraction provides more flexibility in the db and more control about what gets indexed.


  • Get a SOLR instance running locally and/or eu1, using basic config.
  • Harness one of the three python SOLR libraries to send SOLR Update XML of CKAN Packages.
  • Write tests for SOLR by sending data with SOLR library and using JSON interface for queries.
  • Optimise the SOLR settings for searching our data well - fields description in schema.xml. (Link to schema.xml in developer docs.)
  • Provide option to connect CKAN's search WUI to SOLR back-end.