We have enabled discovery in Dspace and used Solr for browsing facets such as author and subject for a while and using Dspace 3.0 with Dspace-Solr 3.5. I recently noticed a problem when using “enter first few letters” with the results of “Browsing by …”. Here is an example: Browse authors -> either clicking the starting letter or enter letters in the search box -> just works with list of items showing correctly. However, at this time, if I enter something in the “enter first few letters” box, such as a co-author, and click Go, no item shown in the result page although the message is showing like “Now showing items 1-0 of 2”, which is rather confuse. However, I can still click the starting letter on top of the page to exit, so it looks like the search function is not working correctly. Any help on where I can lookup for clues?
Assistant Professor, Digital Application Librarian
Oregon State University Libraries and Press
Corvallis, OR 97331
did you update the Lucene index (run index-init once, index-update
periodically)? Even though search uses Solr if you enable it, browse
still uses the older Lucene index. This might be a result of empty
If that doesn't help, you may have found a bug. I'm not sure we'd be
fixing it as we're moving away from Lucene to Solr (Solr is now
default in DSpace 4.0).
Alternatively, you may try the Solr browse feature which was still
experimental in DSpace 3:
browseDAO.class = org.dspace.browse.SolrBrowseDAO
browseCreateDAO.class = org.dspace.browse.SolrBrowseCreateDAO
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