Managing Content Index Attributes

Basically, preparing a search index for Intershop Commerce Management content assets involves the following steps:

  • Selecting page types or component types whose (text) parameters are to be indexed,

  • Mapping the parameters (of the selected page types or component types) to pre-defined index fields,

  • Selecting individual content asset attributes to be indexed.

Note: The index attributes available for the page types or component types depend on the parameters as defined upon pagelet creation in Intershop Studio.

Adding Page/Component Mapping

To add a page type or component type to be included in the search index:
  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 Page Component Mapping tab.
    This tab lists the page types and component types selected for indexing.
  4. In the Page Types or Component Types section, click New.
    You are prompted to select a page type or component type, respectively.
  5. Select the page type or component type to be indexed and click Next.
    You are prompted to configure the indexing.
  6. Configure the indexed parameters of the page type/component type.
    For each available parameter, select one or more index field associations using the corresponding checkboxes.
  7. Click Finish.
    The parameters of the selected page type or component type are included in the search index.

Editing Page/Component Mapping

To edit the indexing settings for a page type or component type:
  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 Page Component Mapping tab.
    This tab lists the page and component types selected for indexing.
  4. Select the page type/component type to be edited.
    Click either the page type/component type name or Edit next to the page type/component type to open the parameter configuration page.
  5. Configure the indexed parameters of the page type/component type.
    For each available parameter, select one or more index field associations using the corresponding checkboxes.
  6. Click Apply to save the settings.
    Otherwise, click Reset to return to the previous saved state.
  7. Click Back To List to return to the Page Component Mapping tab.

Deleting Page/Component Mapping

To exclude a page type or component type from indexing:
  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 Page Component Mapping tab.
    This tab lists the page types and component types selected for indexing.
  4. Select the page type or component type to be removed.
    Mark the checkbox next to the intended page type/component type, and click Delete.
  5. When prompted, click OK to confirm the deletion.
    The selected page type/component type is deleted as indexed attribute.

Managing Additional Content Index Attributes

In addition to the content asset parameters mapped to index fields, you can set individual content asset attributes to be indexed. These attributes are managed via the Indexed Attributes tab. The procedures for adding, editing and removing indexed attributes in content search indexes closely resemble those for indexed attributes in product search indexes. For details, see Managing Product Index Attributes.