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Apache Solr 4 Cookbook by Rafal Kuc'

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How to implement a product's autocomplete functionality

The autocomplete functionality is very popular now. You can find it in most e-commerce sites, on Google, Bing, and so on. It enables your users or clients to find what they want and do it fast. In most cases, the autocomplete functionality also increases the relevance of your search by pointing to the right author, title, and so on, right away without looking at the search results. What's more, sites that use autocomplete report higher revenue after deploying it in comparison to the situation before implementing it. Seems like a win-win situation, both for you and your clients. So, let's look at how we can implement a product's autocomplete functionality in Solr.

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