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Area: Episerver Search & Navigation
Applies to versions: 13.2 and higher

Episerver Search & Navigation

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Collecting data

  • Indexing. The data collected in Episerver Search & Navigation (formerly Episerver Find) is, by default, the same data stored in the CMS/Commerce database. To learn how to filter PII data from being indexing by Episerver Search & Navigation, see Filter PII data from being indexed.
  • Statistics. Collecting statistics about searched and clicked data can be done through Episerver Search & Navigation. An API for excluding data that matches patterns will be developed, to prevent PII data from being stored in statistics. To learn how to filter PII data from search statistics, see Remove specific statistics from search index 
  • Consent. Episerver Search & Navigation checks the request's Do Not Track (DNT) header to determine if statistics should be tracked for a user. The DNT functionality will be overridable soon, to make it possible for partners to build their own "Do not track" implementation.

Storing data

  • Indexing. By default, Search & Navigation indexes the data stored in the CMS/Commerce database. Data stored by Episerver Search & Navigation should include no PII data. You can use the convention API to prevent properties containing PII data from being stored in Episerver Search & Navigation. Search & Navigation data is stored in Elastic Search, on virtual machines in the cloud. 
  • Statistics. Searched and clicked data can be stored in Episerver Search & Navigation. The data is stored in Elastic Search, on virtual machines. An API for excluding data that matches patterns will be developed, to prevent PII data from being stored in statistics.

Using data

  • Querying. Data received from the querying API should be handled in the same way as data from the database. You should consider excluding PII data from the site.
  • Statistics. Stored statistics can be fetched by the API. You should consider excluding PII data from the site.

Fetching data

You can fetch most types of data using the querying API. If you cannot fetch the data yourself, submit a request to the Managed Services team for fetching data.

Deleting data

You can delete most types of data using the querying API. If you cannot delete the data yourself, submit a request to the Managed Services team for deleting data.

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Last updated: Jun 19, 2018

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