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Question by Mike Skutta, Nov 1, 2016 3:08 PM

Customizing the title for PDF documents in Sitecore


I know that Coveo uses a Title Selection Sequence to try to determine the title of PDF documents. For some of our PDF documents the file name is used for the title. I want to change this to something more meaningful. First I tried setting the "Title" of the PDF item (the Data Template for PDFs in Sitecore has a Title field). I also tried creating a Post Item Processor to set the "args.CoveoItem.Title". Neither of these approaches worked.

From what I can tell, if I was to change the Title Selection Sequence as specified here, I may be able to get this to work. The problem is, I can't find where to set the title selection sequence. I am using the "SitecoreCloudTrialEdition" and am on version 4.0.450. From what I have heard, this version does not support changing the Title Selection Sequence.

I know I can create an alternate field to store a "title", but we would like the benefit of setting the official title so it will have a higher weighting.

Is there a way to override the Title for PDF documents?

Thanks, Mike

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Comment by paul_sheridan, Nov 15, 2016 1:40 PM

Hi, Mike. I checked in with R&D, and unfortunately, the ability to customize the Title Selection Sequence is not yet a part of our "Cloud v2" platform (which is what you are using with Coveo for Sitecore). It should be available in our December release, though. I just wanted to let you know that, so that you can use one of the workarounds you mention, in the meantime. Apologies for the delayed response!

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