Nov 8, 2010

Unusual behaviour with SOSL

Just encountered something strange working with SOSL would like to share with you all.


Suppose we have 5 records in Account with name 'Test', if I fire SOSL on Account (in system logs) :


"Find 'Test' IN ALL FIELDS RETURNING Account (id , Name)"


then it will return list of list of sObject with 5 records. Now by taking no time I change 1 record name from 'Test' to 'XYZ' and fire the same SOSL again. It still returns me 5 records of account. After 5-6 sec (some times 10 sec) without changing any data I fire the SOSL again, now it returns me 4 records of account. Looks strange, may be its a salesforce bug.

3 comments:

  1. Nice catch Ankit, it might be a caching issue on salesforce nodes.

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  2. May be salesforce using Solr-Lucene search engine for SOSL for fast search.

    Please go through the links
    http://lucene.apache.org/
    http://lucene.apache.org/solr/

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  3. Yes Salesforce does use SOLR and it takes time for SOSL to get latest data because Salesforce update SOLR in async fashion after updating the main database.

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