This topic describes the Episerver Search & Navigation (formerly Find)-Commerce integration (EPiServer.Find.Commerce). This integration ensures that Commerce catalog content is treated like regular content in Search & Navigation when implementing search features. This topic describes default conventions and filtering catalog content when using Search & Navigation with Commerce.
How it works
The typed catalog content (content inheriting from CatalogContentBase) is indexed when something happens in the catalog. It does not matter if the changes are done in the new Catalog UI, Commerce Manager, through IContentRepository, DTOs, or through the service API. Search & Navigation indexes the typed content on one of the front-end servers.
By default, prices and inventories are indexed together with the catalog content. This is a conventions setting that you can remove. See Overriding Default Conventions.
The catalog content is updated in the index when price/inventory events occur, if prices/inventories have the conventions to be indexed. The default price and inventory provider raises the events needed to make reindexing possible at price/inventory changes. A custom price/inventory provider needs to raise the events to have correct price/inventory information in the index.
Last updated: Oct 24, 2016