Is it possible to split comma delmited values into unique (i.e. groupable) values in a facet?
I'm attempting to create a catalog of sorts by having an Item contain multiple tags for a category.
Crude example, Type: Toy - Category: Action Figure, Model, Superhero
I want to be able to group each of the Categories in a unique list in order to filter my results.
Instead what I'm ending up with is…
- Action Figure, Model, Superhero
- Action Figure
- Video Game, FPS
I came across this article (https://answers.coveo.com/questions/1437/facet-values-containing-a-comma-are-being-split-into-two-list-items) while writing this one, but i'm having the opposite effect here.
I'm utilizing CES 7 on a Sitecore 6.5 system and because my "categories" sit in a MultiSelect type field (which CES apprently doesn't read out of the box) I've initially opted to create a custom meta tag in my HTML output to bring in the info.
Is there any way I can split this into unique values in a facet?
To have an end result of - from the example above:
- Action Figure
- Video Game
All help and assistance is greatly appreciated.
Thank you kindly,
In CES, multi-value fields are usually separated by a semi-colon character (
;). The separation character is system wide.
You simply need to separate your values with a semi-colon in your meta tag and remove the spaces between the values. Then, configure your categories field to be a "multi-value facet" in the fields set. Then, rebuild your source and you will have each value separated in your facet.