Make a Sitecore field facetable

A facet field can be used to create facets.

It’s also required if you want to use a Sitecore field in a query with a comparator different than equals (such as contains or ends with) in the Rule Set Editor.

To configure a Sitecore field as facetable

  1. Open the Coveo.SearchProvider.Custom.config file with a text editor.

  2. In the fieldMap/fieldNames element, add the <fieldType> element below. You must replace mysitecorefield with the Sitecore field name (not the Translated Name).

    <fieldType fieldName="mysitecorefield" isFacet="true" settingType="Coveo.Framework.Configuration.FieldConfiguration, Coveo.Framework" />

    The fieldMap/fieldNames element is located in the defaultIndexConfiguration element. Field settings defined in the defaultIndexConfiguration element are applied to all indexes that reference the defaultIndexConfiguration element. To apply field configurations on a specific index, see Manage fields for a specific index.

  3. Save your changes.

  4. To synchronize these field settings changes into your search indexes, an indexing action must be performed. Alternatively, the /coveo/api/index/v1/indexes/synchronize API POST call can be used.

You can combine isFacet with the other settings presented in this section.