Sitecore Module FAQ

SearchStax has compiled the following list of “frequent questions” about the SearchStudio Sitecore Module.

Index rebuild operation in Sitecore is taking too long. What can I do to make it faster?

Indexing items in Sitecore is a heavy operation by definition, so the first thing you can do is make sure your crawlers have the most specific root item possible. For example, instead of indexing /sitecore/content/site, change it to /sitecore/content/site/home, since all we want to index are pages.

Another thing that might help with indexing performance is limiting the number and complexity of computed fields. Remember, each computed field is executed one time for every item you want to index.

I want to have the page rendering data sources as searchable content. How can I index them?

First, you don’t need to index those items individually. The package comes with a computed field called RenderedContent that indexes them as part of the page itself. All you have to do is to configure it properly. You can find more information at

I have an exception message after adding a SXA rendering to my Sitecore page. How can I fix this?

SearchStax for Sitecore SXA search page requires a datasource item in order to work properly. Make sure you create it first and then add it in a proper placeholder. More information on