Affecting relevance with Sitecore date field instead of Coveo sysdate field.
Using Coveo for Sitecore, what would be the best way to ensure that the relevance score of a document is based on the Sitecore date field instead of the Coveo sysdate. I want to make sure that a fresh document, modified recently by my Sitecore author, is at the top of the pile.
I double checked this and the value of the @sysdate field corresponds exactly to the update date of the Sitecore item. Even if the index is rebuilt, the @sysdate field value doesn't change.
Is it possible that some custom processor updates the item during rebuild index/publish?
If you really want to set the @sysdate, you can implement a custom processor in the CoveoPostItemProcessingPipeline to override the ModifiedDate property of the CoveoItem.