Quickstart

The Quickstart is a wizard that lets you explore some of Fusion’s core capabilities:

  • Creating or selecting an app

  • Selecting a collection (where data is stored)

  • Indexing data

  • Searching

Before You Start

Before you start the Quickstart, Fusion must be installed. Perform these tasks if they haven’t already been done.

  1. Download Fusion.

  2. Install Fusion on Unix or on Windows. The Fusion deployment must meet hardware and software requirements.

Below, we assume that you or someone else has already chosen a password for the user admin, and that you can log in to Fusion.

Start Fusion and log in

Start Fusion and log in to the Fusion UI.

Unix

  1. Open a terminal window.

  2. Change your working directory to Fusion’s /bin directory. The location of your Fusion home directory might differ.

    cd /opt/fusion/4.0.x/bin
  3. Start Fusion:

    ./fusion start
  4. Wait for Fusion services to start.

  5. Open the Fusion UI. In a browser window, open http://localhost:8764/ (replace localhost with your server name or IP address if necessary).

  6. Fusion displays the Fusion launcher (the page from which you can open apps).

    Launcher appears

The first time you log in, Fusion automatically opens the Quickstart wizard.

Windows

  1. Open a Command Prompt window.

  2. Change your working directory to Fusion’s \bin directory. The location of your Fusion home directory might differ.

    cd \lucidworks\fusion\4.0.x\bin
  3. Start Fusion:

    fusion.cmd start
  4. Wait for Fusion services to start.

  5. Open the Fusion UI. In a browser window, open http://localhost:8764/ (replace localhost with your server name or IP address if necessary).

  6. Fusion displays the Fusion launcher (the page from which you can open apps).

    Launcher appears

The first time you log in, Fusion automatically opens the Quickstart wizard.

Step through the Quickstart wizard

If it isn’t already open, open the Quickstart wizard. In the Fusion launcher, click New here? Get started…​.

Quickstart

  1. Click Continue.

    On the Select an App screen, you can select or create an app for your quickstart data.

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    If you click Create new app, Fusion prompts you to enter an app name (and optionally a description), then click Create App to return to the Quickstart. Your new app is selected by default.

  2. After selecting an app, click Continue.

    On the Select a Collection screen, you can select or create a collection for your quickstart data. A collection with the same name as your app is created automatically:

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  3. Click Continue.

    On the Index Data screen, you can either select one of the built-in sample datasets or click Use my data to upload your own:

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  4. Click Continue.

    On the Query Data screen, you can see all search results and enter your own search queries to test the indexed dataset. You can also select the display fields or view the parsed documents:

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  5. Click Continue.

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    From here, you can do the following:

    • Open the Index Workbench to modify the index pipeline.

    • Open the Query Workbench to modify the query pipeline.

      The workbenches are essentials tools in the Fusion workflow.