The Fusion Workflow
Here’s a high-level overview of the Fusion workflow for search developers:
To get started, log in to the Fusion UI and click Search.
The Index Workbench
Start here to get your data into Fusion in a format that’s optimized for your search application.
The Index Workbench is a workspace for configuring datasources, parsers, and index pipelines. Here you can configure Fusion to manipulate incoming data, transform its fields, conditionally include or exclude documents, send alerts, and more.
Simulated results are displayed and updated on the fly so you can verify that your configuration will index the data in the format you need for your search application. No indexing occurs until you’re satisfied with your configuration.
The Query Workbench
Once your data is indexed, use the Query Workbench to configure how search results are returned.
Here you configure query pipelines to manipulate incoming queries and the results that Fusion returns. You can configure relevancy, faceting, security trimming, external lookups, alerting, and more.
Developing your search application
Ultimately, Fusion is the back end for your own search applications. See Search Applications for details about how to develop a front-end interface, or adapt your existing application, for querying your Fusion collections and displaying search results.
To jumpstart your search application development, you can try the Lucidworks View beta:
It’s easy to configure, and works with Fusion out of the box. With View, you can set up a simple search application in just minutes.