An overview of catalog search

Sterling Order Management System provides the Apache Lucene open source search engine library for conducting fast and accurate searches. The Lucene search engine enables catalog organizations to create one searchable index file for each locale from the data that is available in the Sterling Order Management System database.

This index file and a user query, which is defined by customer-provided search criteria, return search results in a filtered, easy-to-navigate format.

Additionally, the Lucene query parser simplifies the process of entering search criteria by providing operators and terms to refine search results.

Note: For more information about the Lucene open source search engine library and query parser, see the Lucene website.

Catalog search consists of the following processes:

  • Catalog index building
  • Catalog searching