Adding External Fields in Coveo for Sitecore
External fields are Coveo fields that aren’t found in Sitecore, such as:
- Fields in sources non-related to Sitecore.
- Coveo system fields.
When adding external fields on Sitecore items:
- Locate the
fieldMapsection of the
Coveo.SearchProvider.Custom.configfile (see Understanding the Coveo Search Provider Configuration File).
- In the
externalFieldsnode, add the field name in that following format
- Save the file and rebuild the Coveo for Sitecore indexes.
With this setting, you may now use these fields in Coveo for Sitecore facets, result templates, sort components, filtering/boosting rules.