DJ delta indexing: Can I avoid delta indexing for non searchindex relevant model attribute changes?

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17 Aug, 2011 02:58 PM

I have a user model that has a last_active attribute that is constantly updated when a user is logged in. Any such update causes sphinx to create delta indexing dj jobs, although no fields relevant for the serach are updated. How can I avoid this?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Pat Allan on 18 Aug, 2011 01:39 AM

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    Hi Nico

    The following (or something similar) should do the trick:

    User.suspended_delta(false) { user.update_attributes(:last_active => }

    The false flag tells TS to not run a delta index request after the block is complete (it defaults to true).

  2. 2 Posted by Nico on 18 Aug, 2011 06:10 AM

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    Thanks, I give it a shot.

  3. 3 Posted by Nico on 18 Aug, 2011 06:43 AM

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    Just wondering if thinking sphinx could figure out automatically if relevant fields have changed on a save and then conditionally trigger the (delayed) delta indexing?

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Pat Allan on 18 Aug, 2011 06:49 AM

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    It does try to - but if you're using associations or SQL snippets in fields and attributes, it can't be sure, so it works with the assumption that it's better to fire a delta request.

  5. 5 Posted by Nico Ritsche on 18 Aug, 2011 07:11 AM

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    Ah, okay, sounds reasonable.

    Thanks for making sphinx available on Heroku by the way. Great job! ;-)

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Pat Allan on 18 Aug, 2011 07:14 AM

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    Thanks :)

  7. Pat Allan closed this discussion on 18 Aug, 2011 07:14 AM.

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