Facets are used for grouping documents based on some criteria, for example specific terms or date range. This topic explains how facets based on filters are used in Episerver Search & Navigation (formerly Episerver Find).
A filter facet returns a count of all search results that match a filter. The filter can be an expression, as used with the Filter method, so can range from a single criterion to very complex criteria made up of multiple sub criteria.
To request a filter facet, use the FilterFacet method, which has two parameters: name and filter or filter expression. You retrieve the resulting facet from the search results object using a method with the same name but with only a name parameter. The returned object has a single property, Count, which is the number of documents that match the search query and filter.
The following example shows a sample search for all products which requests, and retrieves the value from, two filter facets.
var result = client.Search<Product>() .FilterFacet("In stock", x => x.InStock.Match(true)) .FilterFacet("In stock on sale", x => x.InStock.Match(true) & x.OnSale.Match(true)) .GetResult() int inStock = result.FilterFacet("In stock").Count; int inStockAndOnSale = result .FilterFacet("In stock on sale").Count;
Last updated: Oct 31, 2016