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HagridHagrid 

Records Missing From Search via Sidebar

I want to search for objects using the Search facility on the sidebar.  I have marked the fields I want to search on as 'External Id', and in general this works.  However, if I add a new record and then immediatly perform a search the record will not be found.  I need to wait a minute or so before the record will be found by the search.

 

Why is this?

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werewolfwerewolf
Because when you make a change to a record, it takes about a minute for the search indexer to pick it up.  This is the same reason why, when you make a change to a web page, it takes a little while for Google to pick up the change.

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werewolfwerewolf
Because when you make a change to a record, it takes about a minute for the search indexer to pick it up.  This is the same reason why, when you make a change to a web page, it takes a little while for Google to pick up the change.
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HagridHagrid
Makes sense I guess.  I was still thinking in terms of indexed relational database tables, but I know that's not what's underneath the covers.