FST index

The FST index supports regex queries on text. Decreases on-disk index by 4-6 times.

  • Only supports regex queries

  • Only supported on stored or completed Pinot segments (no consuming segments).

  • Only supported on dictionary-encoded columns.

  • Works better for prefix queries

For more information on the FST construction and code, see Lucene documentation.

Enable the FST index

To enable the FST index on a dictionary-encoded column, include the following configuration:


The FST index generates one FST index file (.lucene.fst). If the inverted index is enabled, this is further able to take advantage of that.

For more information about enabling the FST index, see ways to enable indexes.

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