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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 therefore are available to be returned to users as search results. This can include things such as nodes like articles, pages, and blocks, taxonomy terms, users, and files. In addition, you can include file attachments, if you install and configure the 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 “*” (multiple character) and “?” (single character) wildcards. Note that 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.

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. For setup and configuration information, see Searching across Drupal multisites.

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 set for your website. Acquia Search offers search schemas for Dutch, French, German, and Spanish, as well as 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 correctly indexed. 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 can be made 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 should open a support ticket and provide the complete configuration file. Note that the frequency and nature of custom search configuration changes is limited. See Custom Solr configuration for details. 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 Integration module. Acquia Search for Drupal 8 requires Search API, and will not use ApacheSolr.

Do not attempt to use both the Search API module and the Apache Solr Search Integration 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 backend. You can view your Search usage and statistics from the Acquia Search link in the Acquia Cloud interface. For more information, see Viewing search usage and statistics.

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