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#1 11-06-2019 07:31:07

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How to add a new data column to the site search

Hi,

I have some products with selection options that my customers search for but the selection options do not show up in search results e.g. Titan Badge has selection options of 20 different titles like 'Buddy, Attendance. Librarian etc. these titles are not searchable.

Is there a way to add a new section in the back end so I can add keywords that will be picked up by the site search?
I was thinking a new section in 'Inventory Items-Options' just above 'Custom Data' to add search words (Site Specific Search Keywords) with two sections 'Product Code/ID and Keywords' that will be included in the search table but are NOT also in the Meta-Keywords section.
How hard would this be to implement?

Cheers,

Bruce.

Last edited by west4 (11-06-2019 07:32:53)


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#2 11-06-2019 09:05:48

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Re: How to add a new data column to the site search

Use Raw DB Admin to add a new column to the ecom_prod table.  I suggest a CLOB/TEXT column so it will take a bunch of input.  Populate with data as needed.  Then edit the top of {private}/apps/ecom/ECOM_Prod/ECOM_Prod.php.  There you will see:

Code:

var $prodsearchfields_adv  = array('id', 'name', 'prodnum', 'catfeatgridname', 'keywords');
var $prodsearchfields_ajax = array('id', 'name', 'prodnum', 'catfeatgridname');

Add your new column to both arrays.  FYI: In version 9.0.4 the 'keywords' field is in both arrays. (pending release)


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#3 11-06-2019 09:57:12

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Re: How to add a new data column to the site search

Hi Nick,

Thanks that has nailed it.

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Cheers,
Bruce.

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#4 11-07-2019 10:45:26

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Re: How to add a new data column to the site search

Hi Nick,

How do I stop this being compulsory?

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#5 11-08-2019 09:03:04

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Re: How to add a new data column to the site search

Assuming your column name is 'customkeywords', and it was set up as a clob/text type field, execute these two statements:

UPDATE core_columndefs SET crequired where id='ecom_prod.customkeywords'

ALTER TABLE ecom_prod CHANGE COLUMN customkeywords customkeywords TEXT DEFAULT NULL


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#6 11-11-2019 09:12:23

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Re: How to add a new data column to the site search

Hi Nick,

Code:

A problem was encountered while executing the SQL statement submitted. The error was reported as: The MySQLi extension encountered a problem submitting an SQL statement. MySQLi reported the error as: You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MariaDB server version for the right syntax to use near 'where id='ecom_prod.prod_keywords' ALTER TABLE ecom_prod CHANGE COLUMN prod_k' at line 1. The following SQL statement was submitted: UPDATE core_columndefs SET crequired where id='ecom_prod.prod_keywords' ALTER TABLE ecom_prod CHANGE COLUMN prod_keywords TEXT DEFAULT NULL

syntax error.

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#7 11-11-2019 09:22:14

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Re: How to add a new data column to the site search

Those are two different statements.  Execute:

UPDATE core_columndefs SET crequired=0 where id='ecom_prod.prod_keywords'

Then execute:

ALTER TABLE ecom_prod CHANGE COLUMN prod_keywords prod_keywords TEXT DEFAULT NULL


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#8 11-12-2019 10:11:26

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Re: How to add a new data column to the site search

Hi Nick,

Code:

A problem was encountered while executing the SQL statement submitted.
 The error was reported as: The MySQLi extension encountered a problem submitting an SQL statement. MySQLi reported the error as: 
You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MariaDB server version for the right syntax to use near 'where id='ecom_prod.prod_keywords'' at line 1. 
The following SQL statement was submitted: UPDATE core_columndefs SET crequired where id='ecom_prod.prod_keywords'

But the second line will enter ok, but without changing the compulsory state.

Cheers,
Bruce.

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#9 11-12-2019 10:14:26

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Re: How to add a new data column to the site search

I apologize for the syntax error.  The SQL should be:

UPDATE core_columndefs SET crequired=0 where id='ecom_prod.prod_keywords'

I updated the post above as well.


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#10 11-12-2019 10:56:32

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Re: How to add a new data column to the site search

Nick,

Still an issue...

Code:

A problem was encountered while executing the SQL statement submitted. The error was reported as: The MySQLi extension encountered a problem submitting an SQL statement. MySQLi reported the error as: Unknown column 'id' in 'where clause'. The following SQL statement was submitted: UPDATE core_columndefs SET crequired=0 where id='ecom_prod.prod_keywords'

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#11 11-12-2019 11:13:50

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Re: How to add a new data column to the site search

UPDATE core_columndefs SET crequired=0 WHERE cid='ecom_prod.prod_keywords'


think it should be cid not id

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#12 11-12-2019 11:22:58

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Re: How to add a new data column to the site search

Hi Nick,

Thanks, Nailed it.

Cheers,
Bruce


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