Tutorials

These tutorials guide you through some basic Fusion tasks with step-by-step instructions using sample datasets.

You can also watch a demonstration of end-to-end Fusion 3 setup with our Site Search in an Hour webinar.

Getting Started with Fusion

This tutorial takes you from installation to a fully-functional search application in five easy parts.

  • Part 1: Getting Data In

    We’ll show you how to get data into Fusion using the Index Workbench, a powerful tool for configuring datasources, parsers, and index pipelines, and for previewing the results before you index your data.

  • Part 2: Getting Data Out

    In this part, you’ll get data out of Fusion using the Query Workbench, where you can configure a query pipeline and preview the search results to fine-tune them for your needs. We’ll show you how to configure faceting so that end users can easily filter their search results.

  • Part 3: Superior Relevancy

    Part 3 explains how to use signals and recommendations to add superior relevancy to search results.

  • Part 4: Creating a Great UX

    We’ll show you how easy it is to set up Lucidworks View as your front-end search application, then configure it for the best presentation of search results.

This tutorial introduces the fundamental components of Fusion and takes you through the process of building a search app over a rich dataset. We’ll transform a simple CSV file into a searchable collection of cinema data.

This tutorial has three parts:

  • In Part One, we’ll see what we get with the default parser and index pipeline.

  • In Part Two, we’ll improve the index pipeline to create richer documents.

  • In Part Three, we’ll improve the query pipeline to get better search results.