Dictionary types: CRC vs keywords

In this article we’ll discuss differences between the two dictionary types available in Manticore Search.

dictionary is an index component that stores indexed words. The first indexes used the ‘crc‘ dictionary type, in which words are replaced with their control sum value using either CRC32 or FVN64, depending if Sphinx was compiled with enable-id64 or not. In Manticore only FVN64 is used, since the 32bit IDs have been removed.

With the introduction of RealTime indexes and because of some potential drawbacks […]

Building 1M docs index having no one real doc


Just want to share an interesting trick on how to easily index something with Sphinx / Manticore Search for test purposes without need of populating database with a lot of data or doing smth like that. The below is a full Sphinx / Mantocore Search config which lets you build a 1M docs index consisting of random 3-char words and geo coordinates, an example of command to build the index and an exampe of a sphinxql query which does search in the index. All you need is just any connection to any db (in this case ‘mysql -u root’ works).