Search Settings Overview

This topic applies to

Applies to

SuiteCommerce Web Stores

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You can enhance the item search capabilities of your website by configuring the item search settings with your preferences. The following illustration shows how item search settings relate to your web store:

  • Search Fields influence the default sort order of the search results, which is relevance. For more information, see Select Search Fields.

  • Facet Fields help a shopper narrow down the search results. For more information, see Select and Configure Facet Fields.

  • Sort Fields define how results can be sorted beyond relevance to a search query. For more information, see Select and Configure Sort Fields.

  • Field Sets are a grouping of item fields taken from item records, used to display information to your shoppers. For more information, see Define Field Sets.

Prerequisites

Before you configure the item search settings, you should:

  • Complete Item Configuration for Web Stores, which includes setting up item records for SuiteCommerce website, setting up item records for search index, and setting up item inventory in web stores.

  • Review the FieldSetsList spreadsheet, which lists all the fields that are available for keyword search, faceting, sorting, and for use in field sets.

  • Review the Sample Search Fields Setup.

  • Read the best practices to Improve Relevance of your Search Results.

  • Identify the item record fields that contain keywords, which shoppers might use to search for products on your website.

  • Identify the item record fields that shoppers might use to efficiently narrow down the search results.

  • Create necessary custom fields for use as facet fields.

  • Identify the item record fields that shoppers might use to sort the search results.

  • Create necessary custom fields for use as sort fields.

  • Identify the item record fields that you want to include in each field set.