Searching for Catalog Entries with Specific MetaField Data

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Hi, 

I have been trying to find catalog entries that have a certain MetaField value set, e.g. a DisplayName that equals Canon. The example below is taken from:

http://sdk.episerver.com/commerce/1.1/Content/Developers%20Guide/Catalog%20System/Catalog%20Product%20Search.htm

 private void testCatalogEntiresSearch()

{
CatalogSearchParameters parameters = new CatalogSearchParameters();
parameters.SqlMetaWhereClause = "Meta.DisplayName = 'Canon'";
CatalogSearchOptions options = new CatalogSearchOptions();
options.Classes.Add("Brands");
options.RecordsToRetrieve = 20;
Entries result = CatalogContext.Current.FindItems (parameters, options, new CatalogEntryResponseGroup());
}

I can retrieve a result by uncommenting the "parameters.SqlMetaWhereClause" and the "options.Classes.Add("Brands");", but the result returned is too big, and contains unnecessary data - i don’t want to
handle that amount of data on each request.

Does anyone of you guys know how to get this working?

/Tim

#50457
May 03, 2011 9:43
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Hi Tim,

If you want to find by the display name of product, then you can use SqlWhereClause instead of SqlMetaWhereClause.

I use following sample code and return 25 records:

private void testCatalogEntiresSearch()
{
    CatalogSearchParameters parameters = new CatalogSearchParameters();
    parameters.SqlWhereClause = "1=1 AND Name LIKE '%Canon%'";
    CatalogSearchOptions options = new CatalogSearchOptions
                                        {
                                            RecordsToRetrieve = 50,
                                            CacheResults = false,
                                            StartingRecord = 0,
                                            ReturnTotalCount = true
                                        };
    Entries result = CatalogContext.Current.FindItems(parameters, options, new CatalogEntryResponseGroup(CatalogEntryResponseGroup.ResponseGroup.CatalogEntryFull));
    Response.Write(result.TotalResults);
}

Hope this helps,

/DL

#50498
May 04, 2011 9:16
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Thanks a lot for you answer, we tried your solution and it worked out fine. 

We did however (in some cases) go over to use none-commerce caching instead of the parameters CacheResults alternative shown above. This due to that we have higher performance needs some scenarios.

/Tim

#51132
May 25, 2011 10:04
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Hi,

Is there a metadata for the displayprice? Or another way to obtain it using a sql query?

Regards

 

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Edited, Jan 16, 2013 23:51
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