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Brian Storenson
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What is meant by "indexing your data"? Does mean that we are just sorting our data?
 
Tony Docherty
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What is the context? - do you mean indexing in a database, if so read this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Database_index
 
Brian Storenson
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Thank you. I wasn't sure of the context, but I think you are correct. They must mean indexing a database.
 
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There are many possible meanings: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_indexing, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Index_%28publishing%29, text indexing as done by Lucene, etc. it really depends on the context.
 
Brian Storenson
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Thanks Ulf. The class I am looking at has lucene also. I think I might understand it now.
 
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