Filtering search on folder path with Sitecore Contentsearch API

Using the new Sitecore contentsearch api allows you search against a lucene index with very little effort. Examples are a bit short on the ground but using Linq you can find yourself doing something like this to search for an item by name, somewhere within a folder structure:

public void BadSearch(string searchTerm)
{
   var webIndex = ContentSearchManager.GetIndex("sitecore_web_index");
   using (var context = webIndex.CreateSearchContext())
   {
      var results = context.GetQueryable<SearchResultItem>().Where(i =>
         i.Name == searchTerm &&
         i.Path.StartsWith("sitecore/content/stuff/")); // don't do this!
   }
}

This may well work. However you may also run into a Lucene error stating that you are using too many clauses, the default limit is 1024.

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Updated database script for shared source ‘Redirect Manager’ module.

EDIT: 2012-May-24 This project has now moved to http://redirectmanager.codeplex.com

A quick update: The currently available blank database must be attached via Sql2008 R2 instance or later. For earlier versions there is now a revised SQL create script.
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Moved from WordPress.com to self-hosted WordPress.

I’ve had a blog hosted, mostly free, on WordPress.com for a while. I soon found that the ability to paste code, XML or HTML was severely limited by clean-up functions that would strip-out the data whenever I saved or switched between ‘Visual’ and ‘HTML’ views. Continue reading Moved from WordPress.com to self-hosted WordPress.