Saturday, December 17, 2022

Facets in Whoosh - an example !

from whoosh import index, qparser
from whoosh.fields import *

# Define the schema for the index
schema = Schema(title=TEXT(stored=True),

# Create the index
ix = index.create_in("indexdir", schema)

# Open the index for writing
writer = ix.writer()

# Add documents to the index
writer.add_document(title="Document 1",
                    author="Author 1",
                    category="Category 1",
                    content="This is the content of document 1")
writer.add_document(title="Document 2",
                    author="Author 2",
                    category="Category 2",
                    content="This is the content of document 2")
writer.add_document(title="Document 3",
                    author="Author 3",
                    category="Category 1",
                    content="This is the content of document 3")

# Commit the changes

# Open the index for reading
searcher = ix.searcher()

# Parse the query
parser = qparser.QueryParser("content", ix.schema)
query = parser.parse("document")

# Perform the search and return the results
results =

# Iterate through the results and print them
for result in results:

# Faceted search:
facet = searcher.facet_by_fieldname("category")
for category in facet:
    print(f"Category: {category}")
    print(f"Number of documents: {facet[category]}")

Friday, December 16, 2022

How to add documents to the existing index in Whoosh?

To add documents to an existing index in Whoosh, you will need to follow these steps: 

1. First, you will need to open the index using the whoosh.index.open_dir function. This function takes the directory where the index is stored as an argument and returns an Index object:

from whoosh import index

# Open the index
ix = index.open_dir("indexdir")

2. Next, you will need to create a whoosh.writing.IndexWriter object using the Index.writer method. The IndexWriter object allows you to add documents to the index:

# Open an index writer
writer = ix.writer()

3. Now you can use the IndexWriter.add_document method to add documents to the index. The add_document method takes a dictionary of fields and values as an argument. The keys of the dictionary should match the field names in the index's schema, and the values should be the field values:

# Add a document to the index
writer.add_document( title="My Document", body="This is the body of my document.", date="2022-01-01", )  

4. After you have added all the documents you want to add, you will need to call the IndexWriter.commit method to save the changes to the index: 

# Commit the changes