Modules for Acquia Search

Acquia Search is based on Apache Solr 3.5, running on Acquia's hosting platform. There are a number of Drupal modules that integrate with Acquia Search, some of which are required, some of which are recommended, and some of which are helpful for different use cases.

Required modules

To use Acquia Search, you must download, install, and enable these modules, each of which is available for Drupal 7 and Drupal 6:

  • Acquia Search You need to download this module separately for Drupal 6, but not for Drupal 7, since it's included in the Acquia Connector for Drupal 7. Provides communication with the Acquia Search infrastructure.
  • Acquia Connector. Provides communication with the Acquia Search infrastructure.
  • Apache Solr Search Integration. Provides search and indexing functionality.

Installing required modules

To install the Acquia Search module, follow the procedure for your version of Drupal.

Updating the Apache Solr Search Integration module

When you update the Apache Solr Search Integration module to a later version, you must register the update in the Acquia Search page of the Acquia UI. Click the gear icon and select the new version of the Apache Solr Search Integration, then click Save.

Update module version

Recommended modules

The following modules are necessary for important use cases with Acquia Search:

  • Facet API. Enables faceted search interfaces, so users can filter their search results.
  • Chaos tool suite. A set of APIs and tools to improve the developer experience. The Chaos tools module in the Chaos tool suite is a required prerequisite for the Facet API module.
  • Apache Solr Attachments. Required to include file attachments in your search index.
  • Apache Solr Multisite Search. Required to enable multiple sites to connect to a single search index and provide a unified search across all of the sites. This also supports searches that span both Drupal 6 and Drupal 7 sites.

Other helpful modules

In addition, see the Drupal project pages for Apache Solr Search Integration and Facet API for links to more search-related modules.

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