Querying for Guestbook Documents

Enabling Search and Indexing for Guestbooks

Step 4 of 6

The code is in place for for indexing Guestbooks to the search engine. Next, you’ll code the behavior necessary for querying the indexed documents.

Implement two interfaces:

  1. KeywordQueryContributor contributes clauses to the ongoing search query.

  2. ModelPreFilterContributor controls how search results are filtered before they’re returned from the search engine.

Implementing KeywordQueryContributor

Create GuestbookKeywordQueryContributor:

        immediate = true,
        property = "indexer.class.name=com.liferay.docs.guestbook.model.Guestbook",
        service = KeywordQueryContributor.class
public class GuestbookKeywordQueryContributor
    implements KeywordQueryContributor {

    public void contribute(
        String keywords, BooleanQuery booleanQuery,
        KeywordQueryContributorHelper keywordQueryContributorHelper) {

        SearchContext searchContext =

    booleanQuery, searchContext, Field.TITLE, false);

    protected QueryHelper queryHelper;


This class adds Guestbook fields to the search query constructed by the Search application in Liferay DXP. Later, when you asset enable Guestbooks, this code will allow indexed Guestbooks to be searched from the Search application when a keyword is entered into the search bar. Use the query helper to add search terms to the query that allow Guestbooks to be found. Here it’s important to note that adding the localized search term is important. Since the localized Guestbook title was indexed, you must retrieve the localized value from the search engine.

Once the query code is in place, define how returned Guestbook documents are summarized.

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