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JR44946: CMVC 225056 - ADD FUNCTIONALITY TO AUTOSUGGEST TO ALLOW SEARCHING FOR SKUS

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • Starting at V7 FEP3, using the solr search solution, autosuggest
    terms specific to catalog, brands, and articles should be
    generated when users enter search terms in the search bar. If
    catalog data is populated to have brands specific to items
    (SKUs), and not to products, the brand section of the
    autosuggest menu does not populate. This is because the
    autosuggest search is performed against products only, with
    items being excluded from this search.
    

Local fix

  • Assign brands to the parent products
    

Problem summary

  • USERS AFFECTED:
    All users using WebSphere Commerce V7 FEP3+, who do not have
    brands assigned to products but only items.
    
    PROBLEM ABSTRACT:
    AutoSuggest on the storefront is missing Brand suggestions
    
    BUSINESS IMPACT:
    brands section will not display expected data in the autosuggest
    menu
    
    RECOMMENDATION:
    

Problem conclusion

  • This fix adds the option to pass in a searchType to the brand
    autosuggest search. This search type allows you to specify what
    catentry types to search for: items, products, kits, etc. You
    can see various search type options in the following link (look
    under wcf.search.type):
    
    http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/wchelp/v7r0m0/topic/com.ibm.co
    mmerce.developer.doc/concepts/csdsearchinterface.htm
    
    Once a searchType is decided upon (for example searchType '12'
    will search both items and products, with an OR operator between
    all the search terms), the following change needs to be made in
    the customizable version of the wc-search.xml (in the directory
    <AppServer install
    dir>/profiles/<profile>/installedApps/WC_<profile>_cell/WC_<prof
    ile>.ear/xml/config/com.ibm.commerce.catalog-ext/wc-search.xml.
    If this directory does not exist, create it):
    
    
     <_config:profile indexName="CatalogEntry"
    name="IBM_findNavigationSuggestion_Brands">
             <_config:query>
                <_config:param name="searchType" value="12"/>
    
            </_config:query>
        </_config:profile>
    
    
    </_config:search-config>
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    The latest available maintenance information can be obtained
    from the Recommended Fixes for WebSphere Commerce technote:
    http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=3046&uid=swg21261296
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    JR44946

  • Reported component name

    WC BUS EDITION

  • Reported component ID

    5724I3800

  • Reported release

    700

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    NoPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Special Attention

    NoSpecatt

  • Submitted date

    2012-11-29

  • Closed date

    2013-04-26

  • Last modified date

    2013-04-26

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Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    WC BUS EDITION

  • Fixed component ID

    5724I3800

Applicable component levels

  • R700 PSY

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Document Information

Modified date:
26 April 2013