With OpenCms 9.5, the SOLR collector has been introduced as the best method to get a specified list of resources out of the VFS. This collector allows the developer to formulate a SOLR query as collector parameter to get flexible result lists. However, since it is based on the collector interface, the SOLR collector cannot deal with the wealth of additional information that is provided with the search result.
Enter OpenCms 10 <search /> tag. This new tag has been specifically designed to be a drop-in replacement the <collector /> tag, tailored especially for SOLR queries and result sets. Using this new tag you can easily generate advanced searches including facets and “did you mean” results.
In this session, an overview is provided about the SOLR integration in OpenCms in general. The SOLR collector with the new <search /> tag available in 10 will be compared and best practices of using SOLR in OpenCms 9.5 and 10 will be provided.