Managing Product Index Attributes

Adding Product Index Attribute

To add a standard product attribute 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 Indexed Attributes tab.
    This tab lists the available standard products attributes and below, the attributes already selected for indexing.
  4. Select the required attribute from the list of available standard product attributes.
    Mark the checkbox next to the intended attribute.
  5. Click Add.
    The selected attribute is added as indexed attribute and moved to the Indexed Attributes section.

Removing Product Index Attribute

To exclude a product attribute 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 Indexed Attributes tab.
    This tab lists the available standard products attributes and below, the attributes already selected for indexing.
  4. Select the attribute to be removed from the Indexed Attributes section.
    Mark the checkbox next to the intended attribute.
  5. Click Remove, then click OK to confirm the operation.
    The selected attribute is deleted as indexed attribute and moved to the list of available standard product attributes.

Configuring Product Index Attribute

To edit search-index-specific settings of a product index attribute:
  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 Indexed Attributes tab.
    This tab lists the available standard products attributes and below, the attributes already selected for indexing.
  4. Click the name or ID of the attribute to be edited in the Indexed Attributes section.
    This opens the detail view of the indexed attribute.
  5. Edit the details as required.
    The following table lists the available options:
    Table 1. Product index attribute details
    Property Description
    Display Name Specifies the display name.
    Attribute ID Specifies the attribute ID. Cannot be modified.
    Description The description may state, for example, the attribute's function in the search.
    Data Provider Specifies the data provider name defined by the search index feature definition.
    Source Attribute ID Specifies the source attribute ID if the value is to be retrieved from a source other than the actual attribute ID.
    Data Type Specifies the data type used for the attribute.
    Target Data Type Specifies, if applicable, a search-engine-specific target data type, e.g., textStemmed for language-specific word stem searches.
    Unit Specifies a unit to be displayed with a numeric value (prices, dimensions, etc.) when the attribute is used as a filter.
    Weight (0 - 100) Specifies the relevance of the attribute for the search result (0 = lowest relevance, 100 = highest relevance). Corresponds to the setting on the Relevance tab (Managing Relevance).
    Searchable Specifies whether the attribute is considered in search queries.
    Sortable Specifies whether the attribute is sortable. If selected, you can specify labels intended to be displayed in the storefront's sorting select box (Ascending Label and Descending Label).
    Spell Checking Specifies whether the attribute is subject to spell checking, i.e., whether corrected values are suggested after entering misspelled search terms. Corresponds to the setting on the Spell Checking tab (Configuring Spell Checking).
    Autosuggest Specifies whether the values of the attribute are used for the autosuggest/autocomplete functionality. Corresponds to the setting on the Autosuggest tab (Managing Automatic Suggestions).
  6. Click Apply to save the settings.
    Otherwise, click Reset to return to the previous saved state.