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This document describes how to edit search preferences for product attributes in the Back Office.


  1. If you are new to the Search preferences section, you might want to start with Best practices: Promote products with search preferences.

  2. To start working with filter preferences, go to Merchandising > Search Preferences.

Review the reference information before you start, or look up the necessary information as you go through the process.

Edit search preferences for product attributes

  1. Next to the attribute you want to edit the search preferences for, click Edit.
  2. On the Edit search preferences page, select Yes or No for the following:
  3. Click Save. This opens the Search Preferences page with a success message displayed.
  4. Optional: To apply the changes, click Synchronize search preferences. This refreshes the page with a success message displayed.

Reference information: Edit search preferences for product attributes

This section describes attributes you see and enter when editing search preferences for product attributes.


A product attribute to which the search preferences are assigned. The values of the product attribute are used to search products by. For example, the color attribute is added to search. One of the values of the attribute is green. When a customer searches for green, the search returns all the products with this attribute value assigned.


Defines if all words in search terms are searched. The results that match all the words in a phrase are displayed higher than those matching parts of the phrase.

For example, FULL TEXT is enabled for the following attribute key-value pairs:

focus_adjustment Auto/Manual
flash Manual

When a customer searches for Auto/Manual, the products with Auto/Manual and Manual values assigned are both displayed in the results. However, the products with Auto/Manual are displayed on top.


Defines if attribute values of an attribute receive a higher relevance than the same attribute values of other attributes.

For example, the white-balance and light_exposure_modes attributes have the manual attribute value. The white-balance attribute is assigned to Canon LEGRIA HF R606, and light_exposure_modes attribute is assigned to Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830. You enable FULL TEXT BOOSTED only for light_exposure_modes. When a customer searches for manual, Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830 appears higher in the list of results than the product with the white-balance attribute. Full text boosted

If FULL TEXT BOOSTED is enabled for two attributes with the same value, in the search results, the order of the respective products is defined by Elasticsearch. You can improve this by customizing its analyzers.


Defines if alternative search terms are provided if a search item is misspelled. For example, the storage_media attribute has the SSD and Flash values. With SUGGESTION TERMS enabled, when a customer searches for flashs, the search results page contains a a suggested search term flash. Include for suggestion


Defines if auto-completion suggestions appear when customers search for the values of this attribute.

For example, the storage_media attribute has SSD and Flash values. With COMPLETION TERMS enabled, when a customer enters fla in the search field, the search term is autocompleted with sh, and there is a list of suggested terms in the search results. Completion terms