Handling Indexing in the Guestbook Service Layer

Enabling Search and Indexing for Guestbooks

Step 6 of 6

Whenever a Guestbook database entity is added, updated, or deleted, the search index must be updated accordingly. The Liferay DXP annotation @Indexable combines with the IndexableType to mark your service methods so documents can be updated or deleted. Annotate addGuestbook, updateGuestbook, and deleteGuestbook service methods.

  1. Open GuestbookLocalServiceImpl in the guestbook-service module’s com.liferay.docs.guestbook.service.impl package, and add the following annotation above the method signature for the addGuestbook and updateGuestbook methods:

    @Indexable(type = IndexableType.REINDEX)
    public Guestbook addGuestbook(...)
    
    @Indexable(type = IndexableType.REINDEX)
    public Guestbook updateGuestbook(...)
    

    The @Indexable annotation indicates that an index update is required following the method execution. The indexing classes control the type of index: setting the @Indexable annotation type to IndexableType.REINDEX updates the document in the index that corresponds to the updated Guestbook.

  2. Add the following annotation above the method signature for the deleteGuestbook method:

    @Indexable(type = IndexableType.DELETE)
    public Guestbook deleteGuestbook(...)
    

    When a Guestbook is deleted from the database, its document shouldn’t remain in the search index. This ensures that it is deleted.

  3. Add the necessary imports:

    import com.liferay.portal.kernel.search.Indexable;
    import com.liferay.portal.kernel.search.IndexableType;
    

    Save the file.

  4. In the Gradle Tasks pane on the right-hand side of Liferay Dev Studio DXP, double-click buildService in guestbook-servicebuild. This re-runs Service Builder to incorporate your changes to GuestbookLocalServiceImpl.

Next, you’ll enable search and indexing for Guestbook Entries.

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