dw.catalog
Class SearchRefinements
Object
dw.catalog.SearchRefinements
Common search refinements base class.
Constants
ASCENDING  :  Number = 0
Flag for an ascending sort.
DESCENDING  :  Number = 1
Flag for a descending sort.
SORT_VALUE_COUNT  :  Number = 1
Flag for sorting on value count.
SORT_VALUE_NAME  :  Number = 0
Flag for sorting on value name.
Properties
allRefinementDefinitions  :  Collection  (Read Only)
A sorted list of refinement definitions that are appropriate for the deepest common category (or deepest common folder) of the search result. The method concatenates the sorted refinement definitions per category starting at the root category until reaching the deepest common category. The method does not filter out refinement definitions that do not provide values for the current search result and can therefore also be used on empty search results.
refinementDefinitions  :  Collection  (Read Only)
A sorted list of refinement definitions that are appropriate for the deepest common category (or deepest common folder) of the search result. The method concatenates the sorted refinement definitions per category starting at the root category until reaching the deepest common category. The method also filters out refinement definitions that do not provide any values for the current search result.
Constructor Summary
This class does not have a constructor, so you cannot create it directly. To get an instance of this class, use one of the subclass constructors.
Method Summary
getAllRefinementDefinitions() : Collection
Returns a sorted list of refinement definitions that are appropriate for the deepest common category (or deepest common folder) of the search result.
getAllRefinementValues(attributeName : String) : Collection
Returns a sorted collection of refinement values for the given refinement attribute.
getAllRefinementValues(attributeName : String, sortMode : Number, sortDirection : Number) : Collection
Returns a sorted collection of refinement values for the given refinement attribute.
getRefinementDefinitions() : Collection
Returns a sorted list of refinement definitions that are appropriate for the deepest common category (or deepest common folder) of the search result.
getRefinementValues(attributeName : String, sortMode : Number, sortDirection : Number) : Collection
Returns a collection of refinement values for the given refinement attribute, sorting mode and sorting direction.
Methods inherited from class Object
Method Detail
getAllRefinementDefinitions
getAllRefinementDefinitions() : Collection
Returns a sorted list of refinement definitions that are appropriate for the deepest common category (or deepest common folder) of the search result. The method concatenates the sorted refinement definitions per category starting at the root category until reaching the deepest common category. The method does not filter out refinement definitions that do not provide values for the current search result and can therefore also be used on empty search results.
Returns:
A sorted list of refinement definitions appropriate for the search result (based on its deepest common category)

getAllRefinementValues
getAllRefinementValues(attributeName : String) : Collection
Returns a sorted collection of refinement values for the given refinement attribute. The returned collection includes all refinement values for which the hit count is greater than 0 within the search result when the passed attribute is excluded from filtering the search hits but all other refinement filters are still applied. This method is useful for rendering broadening options for attributes that the search is currently refined by. This method does NOT return refinement values independent of the search result.

For product search refinements, this method may return slightly different results based on the "value set" property of the refinement definition. See ProductSearchRefinements.getAllRefinementValues(ProductSearchRefinementDefinition) for details.

Parameters:
attributeName - The name of the attribute to return refinement values for.
Returns:
The collection of SearchRefinementValue instances, sorted according to the settings of the refinement definition, or null if there is no refinement definition for the passed attribute name.

getAllRefinementValues
getAllRefinementValues(attributeName : String, sortMode : Number, sortDirection : Number) : Collection
Returns a sorted collection of refinement values for the given refinement attribute. In general, the returned collection includes all refinement values for which hit count is greater than 0 within the search result assuming that:
  • The passed refinement attribute is NOT used to filter the search hits.
  • All other refinements are still applied.
This is useful for rendering broadening options for the refinement definitions that the search is already refined by. It is important to note that this method does NOT return refinement values independent of the search result.

For product search refinements, this method may return slightly different results based on the "value set" of the refinement definition. See ProductSearchRefinements.getAllRefinementValues(ProductSearchRefinementDefinition) for details.

Parameters:
attributeName - The name of the attribute to return refinement values for.
sortMode - The sort mode to use to control how the collection is sorted.
sortDirection - The sort direction to use.
Returns:
The collection of SearchRefinementValue instances, sorted according to the passed parameters.

getRefinementDefinitions
getRefinementDefinitions() : Collection
Returns a sorted list of refinement definitions that are appropriate for the deepest common category (or deepest common folder) of the search result. The method concatenates the sorted refinement definitions per category starting at the root category until reaching the deepest common category. The method also filters out refinement definitions that do not provide any values for the current search result.
Returns:
A sorted list of refinement definitions appropriate for the search result (based on its deepest common category)

getRefinementValues
getRefinementValues(attributeName : String, sortMode : Number, sortDirection : Number) : Collection
Returns a collection of refinement values for the given refinement attribute, sorting mode and sorting direction.
Parameters:
attributeName - The attribute name to use when collection refinement values.
sortMode - The sort mode to use to control how the collection is sorted.
sortDirection - The sort direction to use.
Returns:
The collection of refinement values.