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Question by DEEPTHI KATTA, Oct 31, 2016 8:53 PM

Facet on Custom Computed Date Time Field

Hi There, I followed steps below on creating an Archive Date Time Field

All is fine, I see the field on my index browser and was able to output it on to the UI using ToCoveoFieldName helper as well.

I am trying to Facet on this field, either the facet based on the field is not available on the dropdown or if it is, then no values coming up. Am I missing something? Is there is a specific field I will need to map the facet to?

  • Coveo For Sitecore - September components
  • Sitecore - 8.1 Update 2

Config Entry - For Computed Field

<field fieldName="archivedDate">zhsbs.ArchivedDateField, namespace.project</field>

Field Map to make it facettable

<fieldMap type="Coveo.SearchProvider.CoveoFieldMap, Coveo.SearchProvider">
  <fieldNames hint="raw:AddFieldByFieldName">
    <fieldType fieldName="archivedDate"  isFacet="true" isMultiValue="true" settingType="Coveo.Framework.Configuration.FieldConfiguration, Coveo.Framework" />

I think I am doing everything right, could be I am missing something to make this facettable? It would help if there is a sample on how to make a computed datetime field facettable.

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Answer by DEEPTHI KATTA, Nov 1, 2016 10:29 AM

Thanks to @jflheureux

A standard facet can never be applied to Datetime field. :) Which is why when I do the above , the dropdown does not contain the datetime computed field.

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Comment by Jean-François L'Heureux, Nov 2, 2016 8:38 AM

You are right:

  • The "Coveo Facet" component only lists string fields.
  • The "Coveo Facet Range" component will list datetime and numeric fields. -The "Coveo Facet Slider" component will list numeric fields only.
  • And finally, the "Coveo Facet Date Slider" component will only list datetime fields.

@dipsindol wanted to create a year facet. To do this, just do a Sitecore computed index field to extract the year in a new string field and use that field for the facet.

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Answer by François Lachance-Guillemette, Nov 1, 2016 7:52 AM

Hi @Dipsindol :)

The fields visible in the dropdown are defined in the items placed in the "Facets" bucket, located under the "/sitecore/settings/Buckets/Facets" path.

You should add an item in this bucket matching the new computed field you added in your configuration.

These steps can be found in our documentation here.


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Comment by DEEPTHI KATTA, Nov 1, 2016 10:14 AM

That is exactly what I did. added the facet with field matching with my config entry. In my case - archivedDate(Tried both lower case and exact string match). This field does not even show up on the drop down when I add a facet on my page. When would this happen? FYI, I see this new computed field on Index Browser and Custom Fields section on Configuration CES Admin console.

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