Valid for Sitecore 5.3.2, 5.3.1
Lucene Search Engine

The Sitecore.Data.Indexing API, widely referred to in this document, will be deprecated in Sitecore CMS 6.5. In Sitecore CMS 7.0, it will be completely removed.
We recommend that developers use the Sitecore.Search API when configuring Sitecore Search or Lucene search indexes.
For more information about the Sitecore.Search API, see the Sitecore Search and Indexing document on the Sitecore Developers Network (SDN).

This article describes the implementation of Lucene.Net open-source search engine in the Sitecore CMS. The article covers such topics:

  • Database index configuration.
  • Custom index implementation including a search in PDF files.
  • Lucene search in staged environments (implementing indexing in a web database on a slave server).

Download the Lucene Search document: