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Lucene module - search including PDF, Word and Excel

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10 November 2010 at 11:42am Community Member, 215 Posts

Wow this looks impressive :) I look forward to trying it out in my next project.


10 November 2010 at 4:16pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

Make sure you have submitted it to the modules section here on so that people know its around!


17 November 2010 at 10:01pm Community Member, 78 Posts

So this doens't have any server dependencies like the Sphinx module?
From the looks of it it's really easy to setup, use and extend.
I think the dev team should also look into this as the current search mechanism is a sodding nightmare!


18 November 2010 at 9:37pm Community Member, 126 Posts

this looks really promising.
i agree with Mad_Clog that the search functionality that ships with silverstripe is very restricted; also i didn't find the sphinx module overly useful due to the mentioned server dependencies.

however, the thing that was bugging me most with silverstripe's search method is that it won't look into related fields - from what i've seen this is a feature you've got on your list for future enhancments. would be really happy to hear about it if you can manage to integrate this feature. thumbs up!


19 November 2010 at 3:35am Community Member, 78 Posts

Integrated this into a site last night, had it up and running within 30 minutes.
It wasn't playing nice with the ZendFramework reference which was already in my include path.
In the set_include_path (called in _config.php) i stripped out my original ZF path from the get_include_path which is used there.

Thanks for this module and keep it up


19 January 2011 at 11:16pm Community Member, 1 Post

Hi everyone.

I'm trying to install the module but when i press "rebuild search index" i get the following error.

Action "rebuildZendSearchLuceneIndex" not allowed on controller (Class: CMSMain)

Any ideas??

Darren Inwood

25 January 2011 at 10:51am Community Member, 12 Posts

Apologies, something had gone wrong with my forum membership, I didn't get your message.

Appears to be a problem with 2.4.4, I'm looking into it now. :-)

Darren Inwood

25 January 2011 at 11:07am (Last edited: 16 February 2011 10:55am), Community Member, 12 Posts

EDIT: I've now fixed this for 2.4.4 and 2.4.5 with no modifications needed to core files.

Hi there,

Appears to be related to this ticket:

Form actions added via extensions no longer work out of the box with SS 2.4.4. I'll work out a proper fix at some stage, but to get it going for now open up cms/code/CMSMain.php and add 'rebuildZendSearchLuceneIndex' to the $allowed_actions array.

Thanks for trying the Lucene module!
Darren Inwood
Web Developer
Chrometoaster New Media Ltd

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