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Acquia Search FAQ

What parts of my website does Acquia Search include in the search index?

When you configure Acquia Search, you decide what entity types get included in the search index and are available to return to users as search results. Examples include nodes like articles, pages, and blocks, taxonomy terms, users, and files. You can include file attachments, if you install and configure the Drupal 7 Apache Solr Search Attachments module.

Can I search using logical operators?

Yes, Acquia Search uses the Apache Lucene Query Parser Syntax.

Can I search using wildcards?

Yes, you may use \* (several characters) and ? (single character) wildcards. Searches may not begin with wildcards or other logical operators.

Does Acquia Search support attachment indexing?

Yes. This feature requires installing and configuring the Apache Solr Search Attachments module. For setup and configuration information, see Indexing attachments with Apache Solr Search module.

Does Acquia Search support multisite search? Can I combine multiple content indexes from multiple hosts in the search results on my website?

Yes. This feature requires installing and configuring the Apache Solr Multisite Search module.

My website doesn’t run in English; what can I expect?

Acquia Search can index websites in most languages, but Acquia Search passes content through a language-specific stemmer during indexing, depending on the search schema you have configured for your website. Acquia Search offers search schemas for Dutch, French, German, Spanish, and English. You can search other languages, but the search may produce less relevant search results because partial words, plurals and other variations may not be indexed as expected. For more information, see Selecting a language.

If your website is in a language other than Dutch, English, French, German, or Spanish, contact Acquia Support to see whether a search schema specific to that language is available for you.

Does Acquia Search support server-side Solr configuration modifications?

You can select standard configurations on the Search page of the Acquia user interface. If you are an Enterprise customer who needs a custom configuration (typically a schema.xml or synonyms.txt file), you can upload your own custom configuration directly in the Cloud Platform user interface. For more information, see Custom Solr configuration with Solr 7. If you need help developing a custom configuration, contact Acquia sales to discuss your needs and implementation possibilities through Acquia’s professional services division.

Can I use the Search API module?

Yes, you can use the Search API module with Acquia Search. This is an alternative to using the Apache Solr Search module. Acquia Search for Drupal 9 or later requires the use of Search API, and won’t use the ApacheSolr module.

Don’t use both the Search API module and the Apache Solr Search module in the same environment.

For more information, read Using the Search API.

What counts as a search query toward my entitlement?

Acquia counts select (searching) and update (indexing) requests reaching the Acquia Search back end.

Can Drupal modules index more than one item at a time in a single Solr update request?

Yes, Drupal modules can index more than one item at a time in a single Solr update request.