Managing Relevance

The relevance determines the weighting and, consequently, the ranking of the searchable attributes for the search result. Fields with lower priority information (such as "Long Description") should be of lower weight. This prevents less important information from having too much impact on the search results as opposed to more important fields, such as "Product Name".

To set relevance values for the indexed attributes:

  1. Select the management context from the context selection box, then select Mass Data Tasks | Search Indexes.
    This displays a list of all search indexes for the selected management context.
  2. Click the name of the search index you intend to edit.
    This displays the Search Index detail view for the selected index.
  3. Change to the Relevance tab.
    This tab lists the indexed attributes of the current search index.
  4. Set the relevance for the searchable attributes.
    For each searchable attribute, specify a number between 0 and 100, where 0 is the lowest and 100 the highest relevance.
    Note: For attributes not marked as "searchable", you cannot set relevance values.
  5. Click Apply to save your settings.
    Otherwise, click Reset to discard your changes.