ElasticSearch with NEST query issue

asp.net elasticsearch elasticsearch-plugin entity-framework-6 nest


Forgive my newbish-ness as I am new to both ElasticSearch and NEST. I am working on a prototype to evaluate ElasticSearch in a .NET solution being implemented. The prototype compiles and does seem to search, but isn't properly returning results. It only returns results on a few keywords, lowercase only, while ignoring others and returning nothing. I am thinking there's something wrong in my query. Here's the query part (assume connection info and default index specified and built).

// string searchString to be searched against ProductName and Description fields.            
var searchResults = client.Search<Product>(s=>s
            .Query(q=>q.Term(p=>p.ProductName, searchString) || 
                q.Term(p=>p.Description, searchString)

Here's the model if needed:

[ElasticType(IdProperty = "ProductID")]
public class Product
    public int ProductID { get; set; }

    [Required, StringLength(100), Display(Name = "Name")]
    public string ProductName { get; set; }

    [Required, StringLength(10000), Display(Name = "Product Description"), DataType(DataType.MultilineText)]
    public string Description { get; set; }

    public string ImagePath { get; set; }

    [Display(Name = "Price")]
    public double? UnitPrice { get; set; }

    public int? CategoryID { get; set; }
    public virtual Category Category { get; set; }

Appreciate the help!

8/28/2014 3:13:18 AM

Accepted Answer

Your issue here is that you're using term queries, which are not analyzed and thus are case-sensitive.

Try using a match query (which is analyzed) instead:

var searchResults = client.Search<Product>(s => s
    .Query(q => 
        q.Match(m => m.OnField(p => p.ProductName).Query(searchString)) || 
        q.Match(m => m.OnField(p => p.Description).Query(searchString))

Taking it one step further- since you are querying the same text on two different fields, you can use a multi match query instead of combining the two term queries:

var searchResults = client.Search<Product>(s => s
    .Query(q => q
        .MultiMatch(m => m
            .OnFields(p => p.Product, p => p.Description)

For a better understanding of analysis, the mapping and analysis section from The Definitive Guide is a great read.

8/28/2014 3:43:16 AM

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