Spell Check Search – Do you mean?

When users search, he/she may typo-mistake or spell wrong when entering keyword. You can check out Google search engine, it has a feature like below, asking “Did you mean: something else”, when searching with wrongly spell words like “knigs”.


With SOLR, you can also have this feature. Let’s update the C:/{your_installed_path}/solr-5.4.1/server/solr/films/conf/solrconfig.xml from <str name=”field”>text</str> to <str name=”field”>name</str> as:


After that, please restart the SOLR by “solr restart –p 8983”, and try the below example.

Requested URL


 By querying with above example, it will return you a list of suggestion like:

 Please note that it is using spell request handler.

Parameters Values Details
q knigs Spell check text
spellcheck true Turn on spell check
spellcheck.collate true Turn on spell check collate
spellcheck.build true Turn on spell check build


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