Viewing posts from May, 2011
I had a small piece of code I was using to parse a search string in Python for Sphinx. When you pass "verizon | mobile | at&t" to Sphinx (in boolean mode) it happily returns results. However, if you pass "verizon | mobile | at&t | " it throws an "unexpected $end near ''" error. So I needed to not add the extra pipe/or for the last element in my search string. Using split() to turn the string into a list and then using the [-1] index, you're able to determine if you're on the last element and not add the extraneous "or."
In order to get Sphinx to work in boolean mode in Python/Django, you need to pass the "mode" argument as it's plain text value to the SphinxSearch class.