Managing Search Preferences

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This topic describes how to manage search preferences. To start working with search preferences, go to Merchandising > Search Settings section.


Prerequisites

When adding a search preference, the Attribute Key value is taken from the Product Attributes > Specific Attribute entity. Make sure that you are populating the field with an existing attribute key of an attribute assigned to a product; otherwise, the search result will be blank in the online store.

To create a new attribute to search, do the following:

  1. Click Add attribute to search in the top right corner of the Search Preferences page.
  2. On the Add attribute to search page, enter the attribute key and (optionally) specify “Yes” or “No” for search preference types. See Search Preferences Types in the References section to know more about the search types.
  3. Click Save.
  4. On the Search Preferences page, click Synchronize search preferences for your changes to take effect.

This will create a new non-super attribute and register it in the system, so your customers will be able to find products with this attribute in the online store if you enable search preference types for it.

Editing Search Preferences

To edit a search preference:

  1. Find an attribute you want to change the search preferences for in the Search Preferences table.
  2. Click Edit in the Actions column of the attribute.
  3. On the Edit search preferences page, you can define how the attribute will behave for search by specifying Yes or No for the Full text, Full text boosted, Suggestion terms, or Completion terms fields. See Search Preferences Types in the References section to know more about the search types.
  4. Once done, click Save.
  5. On the Search Preferences page, click Synchronize search preferences for your changes to take effect.

Deactivating Search Preferences

When you have some or all search preferences activated, you can deactivate individual search preferences, or deactivate them all in bulk.

To deactivate individual search preferences of an attribute, do the following:

  1. Click Edit in the Actions column for a respective attribute.
  2. On the Edit search preferences page, set a specific search preference type to No.

To deactivate all search preferences for specific attributes at once, click Deactivate all in the Actions column of an attribute for which you want to disable all search preferences.