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Space Index


Index Types

The index type is determined by the SpaceIndexType enumeration. The index types are:

NONE - No indexing is used.

EQUAL - performs equality matching (equal to/not equal to).

ORDERED - performs ordered matching (bigger than/less than).

EQUAL_AND_ORDERED - performs both equality and ordered matching, and uses a larger memory footprint than the other indexing types.

Note

The BASIC and EXTENDED index types have been deprecated as of version 12.3.

Indexing at Design Time

Specifying which properties of a class are indexed is done using attributes or gs.xml.

[SpaceClass]
public class Person
{
    ...
    [SpaceIndex(Type=SpaceIndexType.Equal)]
    public String FirstName{ get; set;}

    [SpaceIndex(Type=SpaceIndexType.Equal)]
    public String LastName{ get; set; }

    [SpaceIndex(Type=SpaceIndexType.Ordered)]
    public int? Age{ get; set; }
}
<gigaspaces-mapping>
    <class name="Gigaspaces.Examples.Person"
        persist="false" replicate="false" fifo="false" >
        <property name="lastName">
            <index type="EQUAL"/>
        </property>
        <property name="firstName">
            <index type="EQUAL"/>
        </property>
        <property name="age">
             <index type="ORDERED"/>
        </property>
    </class>
</gigaspaces-mapping>

Inheritance

By default, a property’s index is inherited in sub-classes (i.e. if a property is indexed in a superclass, it is also indexed in a sub-class). If you need to change the index type of a property in a sub-class, you can override the property and annotate it with [SpaceIndex] using the requested index type (to disable indexing. use None).