Index With the BasicHtmlContentInBodyProcessor

The recommended Coveo for Sitecore HTML processor is the FetchPageContentProcessor processor (see Index Page Content with the FetchPageContent Processor).

This method is the simplest way to enable full-text search on Sitecore items.

When indexing a Sitecore item, an HTML representation is generated containing the field names and values. This HTML content is then used for full-text search as well as for the Quick View.

Note that the basic HTML content processor returns the raw value of a field directly, not the rendered value. This means that you can’t use it to add the rendered value of a computed field to the HTML representation.

Configuring the Basic HTML Content Processor

  1. Open the Coveo.SearchProvider.Custom.config file in a text editor. By default the file is located in <SITECORE_INSTANCE_ROOT>\website\App_Config\Include\.

  2. Locate the coveoPostItemProcessingPipeline element (see About the coveoPostItemProcessingPipeline Pipeline).

  3. Insert the following processor sub-element right under:

    <processor type="Coveo.SearchProvider.Processors.BasicHtmlContentInBodyProcessor, Coveo.SearchProviderBase"/>
  4. Re-index the Sitecore items (Sitecore Desktop > Control Panel > Indexing > Indexing Manager).

  5. You can now perform full-text search on this HTML content.

Options on the Processor

A few options are available on the processor:

Name Description Example value
IncludeFieldNames Whether the field names should be added to the HTML content or not. true/false
IncludeTextFieldsOnly Whether to add only text fields in the HTML content (e.g. Single-Line Text, Multi-Line Text). true/false
FieldsToInclude Comma-separated list of fields to include. Name,DisplayName
TemplatesToInclude Comma-separated list of templates to include. Sample Item,Device

Options can also be configured using the following code block, still under the coveoPostItemProcessingPipeline element in the Coveo.SearchProvider.Custom.config file:

<processor type="Coveo.SearchProvider.Processors.BasicHtmlContentInBodyProcessor, Coveo.SearchProviderBase">
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