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Solr 7

Re Global search#Setting up Solr, it seems that the compatibility problems with Solr 7 are now fixed (for Moodle 3.5)? See https://tracker.moodle.org/browse/MDL-60759 . --Henning Bostelmann (talk) 13:32, 6 August 2018 (UTC)

(old discussion)

Can you please add information what data are searched by Simple Global Search and what the difference between Global Search and Simple Global Search for a user is. Otherwise its confusing.

I've

Standard search options in Moodle Simple Search Global search (with SolR)
Several search options in special contexts:
  • Courses (Title and description)
  • Users (Messenger)
  • Interests
  • Tags (blogs, content)
  • Forum (posts)
  • Glossaries, Content
Simple search allows searching for content that is stored in the database. The search results are notlimitied to one context. Its posisble to allow for search only in courses a user is enrolled to or in all courses the user can enrole himself Global Search with SolR will also find search results from files that are used in the courses. The SolR indexing service reads the database and the file content.