Try our conversational search powered by Generative AI!

Jonas Bergqvist
Mar 13, 2023
  850
(1 votes)

Making facets work as they should

"Faceted navigation" is a powerful way of enabling structured search functionality in our applications. Many search services forces you to make multiple queries to get content result and "correct" facets result. We have now fixed this in Content Graph, so you only have to make one simple query to get both item result and "correct" facet result.

Facet filters

Facet filters is a new functionality in Content Graph, which filter content items and the facet filters in the "correct way". The easiest way to explain how it works is by an example.

Below is a query for "location items" on "Foundation CMS" site, which has one facet for "continents", and one facet for "countries". Each of the facets have a parameter of type [String!], where values will filter the item result and other facets.

The result on our example application for Foundation CMS will look like this when not selecting any continents or countries:

Adding "Europe" and "Asia" for facet filtering of Continents will filter items to only get european and asian cities.

The countries will also be filtered to only show countries in europa and asia. The continents facet will still contain all values, to make it possible for user to see how many other continents that exist.

The example of selecting "Europe" and "Asia" looks like this in the example application:

We will finally add filtering for countries as will, which will filtering items based on combination of countries and continents.

The facets will now return the matching items based on values for the other facet.

The result looks like the following in the example application:

Mar 13, 2023

Comments

Quang Tran
Quang Tran Mar 15, 2023 08:08 AM

Very cool feature Jonas and the team! Besides the search capability, it's easier to navigate the content based on the facet.

Please login to comment.
Latest blogs
Headless forms reloaded (beta)

Forms is used on the vast majority of CMS installations. But using Forms in a headless setup is a bit of pain since the rendering pipeline is based...

MartinOttosen | Mar 1, 2024

Uploading blobs to Optimizely DXP via PowerShell

We had a client moving from an On-Prem v11 Optimizely instance to DXP v12 and we had a lot of blobs (over 40 GB) needing uploading to DXP as a part...

Nick Hamlin | Mar 1, 2024 | Syndicated blog

DbLocalizationProvider v8.0 Released

I’m pleased to announce that Localization Provider v8.0 is finally out.

valdis | Feb 28, 2024 | Syndicated blog

Epinova DXP deployment extension – With Octopus deploy

Example how you can use Epinova DXP deployment extension in Octopus deployment.

Ove Lartelius | Feb 28, 2024 | Syndicated blog