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PBC Search

Send a Search request to retrieve a list of documents, along with a few stats.

Request

message RpbSearchQueryReq {
  required bytes  q      =  1;
  required bytes  index  =  2;
  optional uint32 rows   =  3;
  optional uint32 start  =  4;
  optional bytes  sort   =  5;
  optional bytes  filter =  6;
  optional bytes  df     =  7;
  optional bytes  op     =  8;
  repeated bytes  fl     =  9;
  optional bytes  presort = 10;
}

Required Parameters

Optional Parameters

Response

The results of a search query are returned as a repeating list of 0 or more RpbSearchDocs. RpbSearchDocs themselves are composed of 0 or more key/value pairs (RpbPair) that match the given request parameters. It also returns the maximum search score and the number of results.

// RbpPair is a generic key/value pair datatype used for other message types
message RpbPair {
  required bytes key = 1;
  optional bytes value = 2;
}
message RpbSearchDoc {
  repeated RpbPair fields = 1;
}
message RpbSearchQueryResp {
  repeated RpbSearchDoc docs      = 1;
  optional float        max_score = 2;
  optional uint32       num_found = 3;
}

Values

Example

Request

Here we search for any animals that being with the string pig. We only want the first 100, and sort the values by a name field.

RpbSearchQueryReq protoc decode:
q: "pig*"
index: "animals"
rows: 100
start: 0
sort: "name"

Hex     00 00 00 1A 1B 0A 04 70 69 67 2A 12 07 61 6E
        69 6D 61 6C 73 18 64 20 00 2A 04 6E 61 6D 65
Erlang  <<0,0,0,26,27,10,4,112,105,103,42,18,7,97,110,
          105,109,97,108,115,24,100,32,0,42,4,110,97,
          109,101>>

Response

Hex     00 00 00 36 1B 0A 1D 0A 0D 0A 06 61 6E 69 6D
        61 6C 12 03 70 69 67 0A 0C 0A 04 6E 61 6D 65
        12 04 66 72 65 64 0A 12 0A 10 0A 06 61 6E 69
        6D 61 6C 12 06 70 69 67 65 6F 6E 18 02
Erlang  <<0,0,0,54,27,10,29,10,13,10,6,97,110,105,109,
          97,108,18,3,112,105,103,10,12,10,4,110,97,
          109,101,18,4,102,114,101,100,10,18,10,16,10,
          6,97,110,105,109,97,108,18,6,112,105,103,
          101,111,110,24,2>>

RpbSearchQueryResp protoc decode:
docs {
  fields {
    key: "animal"
    value: "pig"
  }
  fields {
    key: "name"
    value: "fred"
  }
}
docs {
  fields {
    key: "animal"
    value: "pigeon"
  }
}
num_found: 2