Saturday, May 11, 2019

Search Item by MPN (Manufacturers Part Numbers) in Web Store

Currently the ability to search using Manufacturing information such as MPN on the web store is still filed as Enhancement# 136857. The current behavior allows users to search using Item Name / Number. As an alternate solution, users can create a Saved Search that uses MPN as an Available Filter and publish this on the Web Store as a Search Form.

To create a saved search for use with a search form:

  1. Navigate to Lists > Search > Saved Searches > New.
  2. Select Item.
  3. Enter a name for the search in the SEARCH TITLE field. This title is not seen by shoppers.
  4. Check the PUBLIC checkbox to make the search available to use on a Search Form.
  5. On the Criteria subtab, select criteria to filter the items displayed in the search results (e.g. Display in Web Store = T).
  6. On the Results subtab, select the columns to be shown in the search results.
  7. On the Available Filters subtab set DEFAULT TEXT FIELD FILTER = is and on the filters add MPN where SHOW IN FILTER REGION is checked.
  8. Click Save.

To create the search form:

  1. Navigate to Lists > Web Site > Publish Forms > New.
  2. Click Search Form.
  3. In the NAME field, enter a title for the search form. Shoppers can see this title (e.g. Search through MPN).
  4. In the SAVED SEARCH field, choose the search this form is based on.
  5. Check the DISALLOW DRILLDOWN checkbox if users do not want shoppers to click on the link to each item in the search results to see the item page.
  6. Check the DISPLAY IN WEB SITE checkbox, so that the search form appears on the site.
  7. The fields on the Basic subtab are optional.
  8. At the bottom of the page, in the SITE CATEGORY column, choose one or more categories where search form will appear.
  9. On the Media subtab, choose a thumbnail image to appear with this search form in lists.
  10. If Multi-Language feature is enabled, see Multi-Language Names and Descriptions for more information on using the Translations subtab.
  11. Click Save

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