Available Components

This article lists the components supported in Coveo for Sitecore JSS and provides guidance on how best to use them.

The Coveo Hosted Search Page Component VS Assembling Single-Purpose Components

To create a full-fledged Coveo-powered search page, you can either assemble single-purpose components or use the Coveo Hosted Search Page component to pull and render the source code of one of your hosted search pages.

Simplicity of using The Coveo Hosted Search Page component

Implementation comparison. To the left, an incomplete and highly simplified Coveo-powered search page is assembled using single-purpose components, each requiring data source and YAML route file configurations. To the right, a search page is created simply by inserting the Coveo Hosted Search Page component to fetch the source code of a hosted search page. Upon creation of a hosted search page, whether directly in your Coveo organization or pushed to your organization using Coveo Turbo, it will already be functional and contain over 20 components!

The best way to work with Coveo for Sitecore JSS is to make use of the Coveo Hosted Search Page component, rather than using single-purpose components. In addition to being simpler to implement and more in line with the Sitecore-first workflow, using the Coveo Hosted Search Page component offers the following advantages:

  • You can make additional changes to the associated hosted search page in your Coveo organization or using Coveo Turbo and have those changes immediately reflected in your JSS app without needing to redeploy,

  • You can leverage all Coveo JavaScript Search Framework components ( whereas Coveo for Sitecore JSS single-purpose components only leverage a subset of the Coveo JavaScript Search Framework components and their options).

While a fair number of single-purpose Coveo for Sitecore JSS components are available, no more will be added in the future.

For all the reasons above, we recommend using the Coveo Hosted Search Page component for your main search page rather than assembling single-purpose components.

List of Coveo for Sitecore JSS Components

The following are the supported Coveo for Sitecore JSS components. Links to relevant data source options documentation are provided, if applicable.

Adding and Configuring Coveo for Sitecore JSS Components

You’ll first need to create data sources for all the Coveo for Sitecore JSS components you use. Coveo for Sitecore provides a data source branch template to simplify this process and to keep data sources organized.

To create the data source branch

  1. In the Sitecore Content Editor, right-click the Home item and select Insert > Insert from template.

  2. Under Templates > Branches > Coveo Hive, select Coveo Global Parameters Folder.

  3. For the sake of simplicity, name the item DataSourcesForJSS.

Coveo for Sitecore JSS components require the same implementation steps:

  1. In the route .yml file, under the appropriate Coveo placeholder entry, add a componentName: [Coveo component name] entry.

    See the following Coveo Hive documentation articles for information on Coveo for Sitecore search page placeholder - component structure and on component configurations:

    You may also refer to the Allowed Controls in the Placeholder Settings for this type of information.

    JSS Allowed Controls
  2. Create a Coveo Hive data source for the component.

    To locate the data source category folder for your component, you can click a data source category folder and view its Insert Options under the Folder tab.

    DataSourceFolderInsertOptions
  3. Provide a value for all mandatory fields in the data source.

  4. Provide a hiveDataSource field value for the componentName: [Coveo component name] entry. The value of the hiveDataSource field must match the Item ID value of the corresponding Coveo Hive data source.

    EXAMPLE

    You want to build a main search page containing a header global search box using single-purpose components. The beginning of your .yml file, once populated with hiveDataSource field values, could look like the following:

    fields:
        pageTitle: Coveo for Sitecore | Sitecore JSS
    placeholders:
        jss-main:
            - componentName: CoveoExternalComponentsSection
              fields:
                  id:
                  hiveDataSource: '83DEDE1D-14C1-4009-AFB5-4443EF25A7BB'
              placeholders:
                  jss-coveo-ui-external-components:
                      - componentName: CoveoSearchbox
                        fields:
                            cssClass:
                            id:
                            hiveDataSource: '669466ED-4272-4C2F-823C-A486F25D0036'
                        placeholders:
                            jss-coveo-ui-searchbox-components: []
            - componentName: CoveoSearchResources
              fields:
                  cssClass:
                  id:
                  hiveDataSource: 'ED76DA0B-72D7-49F4-9154-85680CD7D37C'
            - componentName: CoveoSearchInterface
              fields:
                  cssClass:
                  id:
                  hiveDataSource: 'C977C088-0C26-4A09-8D21-E2F15DD9DF27'
              placeholders:
                  jss-coveo-ui-content:
                      - componentName: CoveoModularFrame
                        placeholders:
                            jss-coveo-ui-header:
                                - componentName: CoveoAnalytics
                                  fields:
                                      cssClass:
                                      id:
                                      hiveDataSource: '45197F45-BFD8-4B16-B63D-C46923673606'
  5. Set other data source field values if you want to configure your component further.

Adding and Configuring Result Templates When Using Single-Purpose Components

The Coveo for Sitecore JSS Beta package supports the following search page result template implementations when using single-purpose components:

  • A very basic template containing an item title and excerpt. This template is used as a fallback. It displays a result that doesn’t match a condition defined in any result template defined in the associated .yml file.

  • The CoveoDefaultResultTemplate component

    The HTML output of this component is the same as the one provided by the <SITECORE_INSTANCE_ROOT>\Coveo\Hive\templates\default.cshtml file. This component doesn’t require a data source.

  • The Coveo Item Result Template component

    When you use this component, you must provide the result template HTML code in the Script field of the data source (see Edit the Content of a Result Template).

To ease the writing of your result template HTML code, you can copy and paste the content of the <SITECORE_INSTANCE_ROOT>\Coveo\Hive\templates\default.cshtml file in your data source Script field as a starting point.

Also note that the original Razor View syntax requires @ characters to be doubled. Hence, when migrating them to a Coveo Item Result Template, double @ characters must be replaced by a single @ character in your Script field.

  • The CoveoReactResultTemplate component

    You can import this component and leverage its props to create your own custom React result template components.

    To create a custom result template using the CoveoReactResultTemplate component

    1. In your JSS app, run the following command in a terminal window: jss scaffold CustomTemplate

    2. In your CustomTemplate code file (i.e., in src/components/CustomTemplate/index.js), paste the following content:

      import * as React from 'react';
      import {CoveoReactResultTemplate} from "coveoforsitecore-jss";
      const rawTemplate = `<div>CUSTOM TEMPLATE</div>`;
      const CustomTemplate = () => (
          <CoveoReactResultTemplate filters={{"z95xtemplatename": "Blog Article"}} rawTemplate={rawTemplate} />
      )
      export default CustomTemplate;
    3. Replace the rawTemplate constant value with the HTML content of your template. This is the same content you would put in the Script field of a Coveo Item Result Template component data source.

    4. Set filters in the filters array. Replace Blog Article in the code with the Sitecore template name you want your custom template to be applied to. Add other filters to the filters array if you want your custom template to be applied to items based off multiple Sitecore templates.

    5. In your en.yml file, reference your CustomTemplate component in the jss-coveo-ui-result-templates placeholder.

      - componentName: CoveoResultList
        fields:
          cssClass:
          id: coveo7d361442
          hiveDataSource: '71E457A8-50DB-4239-A765-FCF02E3E6124'
        placeholders:
          jss-coveo-ui-result-templates:
            - componentName: CustomTemplate

Using Multiple Result Templates in a Result List

You can assign conditions to your result templates and have multiple result template components within a result list. This lets you apply different result templates depending on the item content type.

We recommend that you always set a default template last in the jss-coveo-ui-result-templates placeholder, as a proper fallback.

For example, you could have the following result template entries in the jss-coveo-ui-result-templates placeholder of your en.yml file:

placeholders:
  jss-coveo-ui-result-templates:
    - componentName: CoveoItemResultTemplate
      fields:
        id: coveo9506b8a8
        hiveDataSource: 'E915C8A7-38DD-4379-A56D-A257AAAD31C8'
    - componentName: CoveoDefaultResultTemplate

Information on how to set result template conditions for a Coveo Item Result Template and on defining a result template fallback is available in the Coveo for Sitecore documentation (see Result Template Conditions).

Using Local Resources In Single-Purpose Component Pages

The Coveo for Sitecore Coveo Search Resources component adds references in your search interfaces to Coveo JavaScript Search Framework and Coveo for Sitecore-specific stylesheets and JavaScript files. By default, these references point to CDN files located on a Coveo Cloud server at https://static.cloud.coveo.com. However, the Coveo for Sitecore package you installed also deploys these files to your Sitecore instance.

To use the local resource files instead of the ones from the CDN, you may enable the Use local files option in the Coveo Search Resources component data source. If need be, you can move the local resource file folders and reference their new location using the Resources local path data source option. By default, the local resource file folders are located under [Your Sitecore Instance]/Coveo/Hive and the corresponding Resources local path data source option value is /Coveo/Hive.

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