Generating Results Summaries

Enabling Search and Indexing for Entries

Step 3 of 5

The Search application and the Asset Publisher application display results retrieved from the search engine. You can control the display by implementing a ModelSummaryContributor.

Create a EntryModelSummaryContributor:

        immediate = true,
        property = "",
        service = ModelSummaryContributor.class
public class EntryModelSummaryContributor implements ModelSummaryContributor {

    public Summary getSummary(
        Document document, Locale locale, String snippet) {

        Summary summary = createSummary(document);


        return summary;

    private Summary createSummary(Document document) {
        String prefix = Field.SNIPPET + StringPool.UNDERLINE;

        String title = document.get(prefix + Field.TITLE, Field.CONTENT);
        String content = document.get(prefix + Field.CONTENT, Field.CONTENT);

        return new Summary(title, content);


First override getSummary, and set the maximum summary length on the summary returned. The value 200 is a Liferay standard. Control the summary creation in a utility method called createSummary. Guestbooks only included the title in the summary, but Entries use the title and the content (the Entry message field) to populate the summary.

Create summaries by combining key parts of the entity’s data.

Now that the search and indexing logic is in place, you can update the service layer so add, update, and delete service calls trigger the new logic.

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