Per Magne Skuseth
Sep 4, 2015
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(4 votes)

Dynamic Multi Search for EPiServer Find

EPiServer Find’s MultiSearch is great, but has a couple of limitations: All searches need to have a common return type, and IContent searches has to be projected to avoid deserialization errors. 
EPiCode.DynamicMultiSearch removes these limitations.

How it works:
Invoke DynamicMultiSearch and GetDynamicResult to retrieve the result sets

IEnumerable<SearchResults<dynamic>> result = client.DynamicMultiSearch()
    .Search<Product>(x => x.Filter(p => p.ProductTypeId.Match(5)))
    .Search<ArticlePage>(Language.English, x => x.For("lemon")) // works with IContent
    .Search<Book>(x => x.Filter(b => b.Title.AnyWordBeginsWith("lemon")).Skip(20).Take(20)) // individual skip and take per query
    .Search<Person>(x => x.For("Per Magne").Select(p => p.Name)) // works with projections
    .GetDynamicResult()

 

Use GetResultSet to retrieve the result set, which accepts an int. This number should match the order in which the search was added

var products = result.GetResultSet<Product>(0);
var articlePages = result.GetResultSet<ArticlePage>(1);
var books = result.GetResultSet<Book>(2);
var personNames = result.GetResultSet<string>(3);

 

Git | Nuget

Read the standard MultiSearch documentation here. If you are new to Find and stumbled across this blogpost you should check of Unified search. It might be just what you need.

Sep 04, 2015

Comments

K Khan
K Khan Sep 4, 2015 01:18 PM

Can we use statistics also with dynamic search without adverse effect to Search Without Hits Interface? :)

Regards
/K

Per Magne Skuseth
Per Magne Skuseth Sep 4, 2015 06:30 PM

Edit: @K Khan, Yes, it is! Check out Mari Jørgensen's latest blog

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