How to Adjust Filters, Sorts and Search Fields

In this section, you will see how you can adjust Filters, Sorts and Search Fields.  This will all be done in the Field Search Settings page as shown below.

Special Search Magic Fields

In the fields list, we have a couple of special Search Magic fields.  They are below

  • Selling Price - This field is the product's lowest price available, it’s a combination of Price and Sale Price.  In Shopify, this is typically your price field.
  • Category Breadcrumbs - This field contains a list of all the categories or collections the product is within.  In Yahoo and Bigcommerce, this field has a category hierarchy of data. In Shopify, it is just a list of collections.
  • SectionId Breadcrumbs - This field will only exist if you have Category/Collection pages enabled.  It contains a list of category or collection ids, that will allow Category/collection pages to exist. 

How to Adjust Filters

You can Add or Remove Filters in the Filters Tab on the Filters Details Page as shown below. In the filters tab, you have a few options to adjust.  Below is a list of what you can do on the Filters tab.

  • Add or Remove a filter - you simply need to check Include field in Filters/Facet. And click save when done.
  • Filter Operator -  Will allow you to change the logic of how the filters are displayed.  There are 2 options which are explained below.
    • And - means that in order for the item to show up all filter values/options must be on the item/product.  So for example, if the search results return a list of shirts that have a Features filter.  The Features filter has values like Buttons, Pockets, Collar, etc.  If the customer selects Buttons and Pockets. Then only shirts that have both Buttons AND Pockets will show.  
    • Or - means that in order for the item to show up one of the selected filter values/options must be on an item/product. So for example, if the search results return a list of shirts that have a Features filter.  The Features filter has values like Buttons, Pockets, Collar.  If the customer selects Buttons and Pockets. Then any shirts that have Buttons OR Pockets Features will show.  
  • Filter Display - Will allow you to adjust how the Filter values/options display on the search results or collection (if Category/collection enabled) page.  There are 3 options that are available and they are below
    • List - Displays the filter values/options in a simple list format.
    • Slider - Displays the filter values/options in a slider.  Option is only available in on filter values that are integers. 
    • Range -  Will allow you to setup value/option ranges. There are 2 types of ranges that you can setup.
      • For integer type filters like price or maybe shoe size.  You can set up a filter range that looks like the below example.
      • For string type filters, that could be anything from brand, colors, features, etc..., you will be able to actually map one filter value/option to another.  So for example, if you have colors, like Navy, Turquoise, Sky Blue, Blue. You can map/combine these colors into a simple Blue filter value/option.
  • Filter Appearance -  There are 3 options available. 
    • Standard - Is the standard list
    • Color - Allows you to change the styling to color Blocks. Example Below.
    • Star Reviews. - Allows you to change the style to Star ratings. Example below
  • Filter Value/Options Sort order -  This option allows you to change the Sort order of the filter value/options. There are 5 sort options available and they are shown below
    • Alphabetical - Sorts the filter value/options in alphabetical order
    • Reverse Alphabetical- Sorts the filter value/options in reverse alphabetical order
    • Ascending Count -  Sorts the filter value/options in least filter values to most
    • Descending count -  Sorts the filter value/options in most filter values to least
    • Custom - Allows you to set up a custom value/options sort.  On a desktop you will be able to drag and drop by the filter value by click  icon and hold down the click and move to the position you’d like.  Or you may be able to change the position number, to move the filter value/option.
  • Filter Label -  To change the filter label, you need to go to the Search Settings tab and then change the label field to what you want the filter label to be. As shown below.

How to Adjust Filter Order

To adjust the filter sort order, you’ll need to be on the main Fields listing, as shown below.  On a desktop you will be able to drag and drop by the filter value by click   icon and hold down the click and move to the position you’d like.  Or you may be able to change the position number, to move the filter.

How to Adjust Sorts

In this section, you’ll learn how to add or remove sorts, adjust the sort label and create a custom sort option.

  • Add or remove sort -  click on Include field in Sort by list, to see the Sort Options that you have available, You’ll then be able to check add Ascending Order or Descending Order to add or remove the sorting option.
  • Label - Allows you to change the Sort listing in the Sort By drop-down as shown below.
  • Advanced Settings - In the advanced Sort option setting, you can add additional fields to be able for sorting. 
    • Add - Click the add button to add and additional field to sort
    • Remove - button to remove the field option.  
    • Field - Select the search field in the drop-down list, to apply sorting to.
    • Action - We have 2 sort actions available. 
      • Sort By - Allows you to select an Ascending or Descending sort options
      • Equals - Allows you to select a specific value/option in a field to sort first.

To include fields to be used in the search, you will need to be on the Search Settings tab

  • Include field In Search - This will allow the field to be included when searching. 
  • Search Weight - Will Boost the specific field so the field will have a higher relevancy score.
  • Search Operator - Allows you to change how the field is searched.
    • AND  (Default) - For example, if a customer searches blue shirt. Search Magic will search: blue AND shirt
    • OR -  For example, if a customer searches blue shirt. Search Magic will search: blue OR shirt
  • Include in Instant Search Terms - This will include this field's data into the Instant Search Terms list.
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