App/Full-text search/Lucene/Search indexes/Getting

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Full-text search requires custom files in order to work.

Currently, there are two ways of getting these files

Downloading from for 2017-03 English Wikipedia

For 2017-03 English Wikipedia, the search index must be downloaded manually from

Downloading from Download Central for 2017-04 wikis and later

Full-text search indexes will be automatically part of any new wiki on Download Central uploaded on 2017-04 or later.

As this feature is quite new, it will take some time for these wikis to be updated.

If your wiki isn't yet on Download Central, please contact me through Help/Feedback and I'll add your wiki to the queue.

Building indexes for already-existing Download Central wikis

Full-text search indexes can also be generated within application. For more information, see App/Full-text_search/Lucene/Search_indexes/Building



Getting started