Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Index POJOs into Solr using SolrJ and SolrServer.addBeans()

SolrJ makes indexing and querying data from solr instances very easy.  One way that SolrJ helps makes indexing data easier is that you can create a POJO (Plain Old Java Object) with annotations that will map the fields to your schema.

Note: I used Solr 4.4 (and SolrJ 4.4) when creating this example.

I created a POJO named SampleDoc that maps a number of fields to the example solr schema:

package org.codecognition;

import org.apache.solr.client.solrj.beans.Field;

public class SampleDoc {
    private String id;

    private String sku;

    private String name;

    private String title;

    private float price;

    private boolean inStock;

    public String getId() { return id; }

    public void setId(String id) { = id; }

    public String getSku() { return sku; }

    public void setSku(String sku) { this.sku = sku; }

    public String getName() { return name; }

    public void setName(String name) { = name; }

    public String getTitle() { return title; }

    public void setTitle(String title) { this.title = title; }

    public float getPrice() { return price; }

    public void setPrice(float price) { this.price = price; }

    public boolean isInStock() { return inStock; }

    public void setInStock(boolean inStock) { this.inStock = inStock; }

The POJO can then be indexed using the HttpSolrServer.addBeans() method:

package org.codecognition;

import org.apache.solr.client.solrj.SolrServerException;
import org.apache.solr.client.solrj.impl.HttpSolrServer;
import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Random;
import java.util.UUID;

public class SolrJWithAddBeansExample {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        try {
            HttpSolrServer server = new HttpSolrServer("http://localhost:8983/solr");


        } catch (SolrServerException | IOException e) {

    private static List<SampleDoc> makeTestRecords(int numRecords) {

        List<SampleDoc> sampleDocs = new ArrayList<SampleDoc>(numRecords);
        Random random = new Random();

        for (int i = 0; i < numRecords; i++) {
            SampleDoc sampleDoc = new SampleDoc();

            sampleDoc.setName(String.format("test%s", random.nextInt(10000)));
            sampleDoc.setTitle(String.format("test title %s", random.nextInt(10000)));

        return sampleDocs;

You can find the code here.

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