I've previously worked with Solr with the Search API module, but currently I'm working on a client project which is hosted at Acquia, and since they seem to discourage using Search API in favor of the non-Search API Solr modules, I'm trying to see if I can accomplish my task without Search API.

I've hit a wall, however, in that I want to add a new "index," to use the Search API terminology. The site already has a single index for general site search, but I want to add one that will only index content of one type and have particular facets and such. With Search API it's very easy to create a new index, but I haven't yet been able to figure it out without it, and haven't been able to find an answer via search engine - maybe "index" isn't the terminology I need to use here…?

  • So, they encourage using the Apache Solr Search Integration module... any reason you can't use that? – Darvanen Dec 5 '14 at 1:12
  • It's what I'll end up doing if I can't find another way to do this, but I'm trying to avoid it first, both because Acquia discourages it and because I'd have to rebuild the current index settings using Search API (though doing that would probably have been faster than trying to find this answer at this point). – Garrett Albright Dec 5 '14 at 1:18
  • I can only see the beginning of that article but it appears to me that they discourage Search API and encourage the apache solr module. Am I reading it wrong? – Darvanen Dec 5 '14 at 1:19
  • Ah, sorry, I misunderstood your previous comment. Let me try again. The site is using the Apache Solr Search Integration module currently, and not Search API. But I will switch to using Search API if it turns out to be impossible to use more than one index without it. – Garrett Albright Dec 5 '14 at 1:25
  • Ahh right... would it suit your purposes to create a second search environment in solr (another collection)? – Darvanen Dec 5 '14 at 1:36

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