Create Common Phrases - Legacy

As of the 19.1 release, using the Search Dictionaries Dashboard is the preferred method. This legacy method may still be functional, but will be phased out in future releases.

  1. Select site > Merchant Tools > Search > Common Phrases Dictionary.
    A message appears on this page indicating if the site is configured for regional locales to inherit the linguistic rules defined for their language locale. You can change the setting on the Search Preferences page.
  2. On the Common Phrase Dictionary page, click New to add a new common phrase.
  3. Enter a comma-separated list of common phrases.
    For example: bed in a bag, baby doll
  4. Select one of the following two values:
    • Exact Match: If you search on the exact phrase, only products that include the exact phrase are returned. The exact phrase is all the words in the phrase in the same order and next to one another. Search queries that include terms from the common phrase don't return any of the products that contain the common phrase. For example, if table lamps is a common phrase with exact match, then searching on table lamp returns only table lamps. Searching on table, lamp, or lamp table doesn't return table lamps.
    • Last Word Match: If you search on the last word in the phrase or the exact phrase, products including the exact phrase are returned. For example, if table lamps is a common phrase with last word match, then searching on table lamp returns only table lamps. Unlike exact match, however, searching on lamps returns all types of lamps, including table lamps.
  5. Click Apply.
  6. Rebuild the product and content indexes. If you don't rebuild these indexes, the query parser identifies the terms as a phrase, but returns hits on all of the terms, as though they were synonyms. A full rebuild of the indexes is required, because incremental indexing does not register the change.
For additional information about common phrases, see Common Phrases.