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Question by fozapd, Jun 18, 2018 5:50 PM

Coveo for Sitecore preselected facets

My site has some scenarios where we want to take the user to a search page but already have one of the facet values selected. I've seen different responses to this question so I'm hoping to get a definitive answer for 'Coveo for Sitecore 4.1'

Example: Staff search page

In one case, we want to only show Senior Staff members (preselected). Tried to grab the URL:


However, Coveo seems to drop the facet values and goes back to the default all results URL.


Is this easily achieved? This is something that worked with GSA so hoping that it can work out of the box.

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Comment by François Lachance-Guillemette, Jun 18, 2018 5:58 PM

This should work.

I have tried with the latest version and it works as expected, with the following `&f:templatename=[Sample%20Item]`

Can you try to check this facet and simply refresh your page to see what happens?

I suspect there is something on the page messing with the hash part of the URL.

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Answer by fozapd, Jun 18, 2018 6:57 PM

So I tried it with a Facet that had no spaces in the name and it appears to work. The problem seems to be with Facets that have spaces in the name. Ex: &f:Type:[Some%20Value] works. &Staff%20Position=[Senior%20Staff]

For this URL: https://mydomain/coveosearch/allcontent#sort=relevancy&f:Type=[News%20Article]&f:Focus%20Area=[Education]&f:Focus%20Area:operator=and

It comes back with https://mydomain/coveosearch/allcontent#sort=relevancy&f:Type=[News%20Article]

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Comment by fozapd, Jun 18, 2018 7:07 PM

Facet names with spaces were the issue. While it worked once on the page, the parameters would get stripped from hash when passed in as a starting URL. I imagine the underlying issue was that it couldn't match the name up so it throw out the parameter as invalid. A quick pass through of my Facets in Sitecore to modify the Facet Names to remove the spaces quickly resolved the issue!

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Comment by, Apr 4, 2019 7:20 PM

Was this ever fixed? I am seeing it in the build we have installed.

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Comment by, Apr 5, 2019 9:31 PM

What version of Coveo for Sitecore was that upgraded in? And is there a way to update it in Sitecore without doing a full Coveo update?

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Comment by, Apr 8, 2019 4:52 PM

Any specific file I would need to copy?

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Comment by, Apr 10, 2019 11:41 PM

Is there a specific source files? I tried the Sitecore source package but they have the GUIDs in each of the file names.

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Comment by, Apr 11, 2019 4:33 PM

But inside the Sitecore installer, they all have guids in the file names .. AnalyticsSuggestions.min__ad15ac93215dbe6fd809. So where is a source of the Coveo/Hive file that just has the real file names (without the guids).

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