Frequently-Asked Questions about Sitecore and SearchStax
SearchStax offers many pages of Solr/Sitecore-related information, most of which were written in response to frequently-asked questions about connecting SearchStax Cloud Solr deployments to Sitecore websites.
This page presently the full list of pages for rapid review.
The following topics are found in the SearchStax Help Center.
SearchStax has hundreds of Sitecore clients. See the Sitecore/Solr Compatibility page for more information.
Users sometimes ask about using Sitecore’s “Switch on Rebuild” type configuration. This uses a secondary core which can be read while the primary core is being rebuilt. SWAP vs. CREATEALIAS… Continue reading Can we use Sitecore’s SwitchOnRebuild with SearchStax?
Sitecore offers a page of advice about optimizing search and indexing of your xDB index. https://support.sitecore.com/kb?id=kb_article_view&sysparm_article=KB0671173
By default, Sitecore sends queries to Solr with the &rows parameter set to 1000000. This setting places enormous stress on Solr, sometimes maximizing CPU and JVM usage, because Solr allocates… Continue reading Lowering &rows=1000000
If you are using Sitecore 10.0 or an older version, you might face a problem when trying to unpublish an item from the web database or even delete an item… Continue reading Unpublish/Delete Fails to Remove Item from Index
Topics associated with the SearchStax Cloud Connector for Sitecore.
What Sitecore/Solr combination are available for SearchStax Cloud? Some Solr releases are compatible with some Sitecore releases. Other combinations may not work at all, or may seem to work until… Continue reading Sitecore/Solr Compatibility
How to Integrate Apache Solr with Sitecore 9.0 using the SearchStax Cloud Connector for Sitecore Overview SearchStax Cloud can enable Apache Solr on a Sitecore 9.0 website. This page demonstrates… Continue reading Sitecore 9.0
How to Integrate Apache Solr with Sitecore 9.1 using the SearchStax Cloud Connector for Sitecore Overview SearchStax Cloud can be used to enable Apache Solr on a Sitecore 9.1 website.… Continue reading Sitecore 9.1
How to Integrate Apache Solr with Sitecore 9.2 using the SearchStax Cloud Connector for Sitecore Overview SearchStax Cloud can be used to enable Apache Solr on a Sitecore website. This… Continue reading Sitecore 9.2
How to Integrate Apache Solr with Sitecore 9.3 using the SearchStax Cloud Connector for Sitecore Overview SearchStax Cloud can be used to enable Apache Solr on a Sitecore 9.3 website.… Continue reading Sitecore 9.3
How to Integrate Apache Solr with Sitecore 10.0 using the SearchStax Cloud Connector for Sitecore Overview SearchStax Cloud can be used to enable Apache Solr on a Sitecore 10.0 website.… Continue reading Sitecore 10.0
How to Integrate Apache Solr with Sitecore 10.1 using the SearchStax Cloud Connector for Sitecore Overview SearchStax Cloud can be used to enable Apache Solr on a Sitecore 10.1 website.… Continue reading
How to Integrate Apache Solr with Sitecore 10.2 using the SearchStax Cloud Connector for Sitecore Overview SearchStax Cloud can be used to enable Apache Solr on a Sitecore 10.2 website.… Continue reading Sitecore 10.2
How to Integrate Apache Solr with Sitecore 10.3 using the SearchStax Cloud Connector for Sitecore Overview SearchStax Cloud can be used to enable Apache Solr on a Sitecore 10.3 website.… Continue reading Sitecore 10.3
How to Add Custom Indexes to Sitecore using SearchStax Cloud Overview SearchStax Cloud can be used to add custom indexes on a Sitecore website. This page presumes that you have… Continue reading Sitecore Custom Indexes
Enable Sitecore’s SwitchOnRebuild with SearchStax Cloud Sitecore indexes frequently have massive content with high turnover. Solr’s usual update mechanism—deleting and adding individual records followed by segment merging—is not adequate on… Continue reading
Topics associated with the SearchStax SearchStudio Connector for Sitecore.
Sitecore Module 2.0.0 SearchStax provides a special module that connects Sitecore directly to SearchStax Studio and lets you publish a custom search page immediately. Contents: What is the Sitecore Module?… Continue reading Sitecore Module 2.0.0
Upgrading Sitecore Module from 1.4.1 to 1.7.0 How to upgrade from Sitecore Module v1.4.1 to v1.7.0 SearchStax released the latest version of its SearchStax for Sitecore package which contains several… Continue reading Upgrade to Module 2.0.0
Mapping Sitecore Fields to SearchStax Studio Once your data is connected to Studio, you will need to map fields from Sitecore to Studio to see search results. This is accomplished… Continue reading Mapping Sitecore Fields
Sitecore Module FAQ SearchStax has compiled the following list of “frequent questions” about the SearchStax Studio Sitecore Module. Index rebuild operation is failing after a few seconds. How to fix… Continue reading Sitecore Module FAQ
How to Create a SearchStax Custom Search Page In a real-world project, customers using the SearchStax Sitecore Module to leverage all the SearchStudio capabilities will end up needing to customize… Continue reading Custom Search Page
Modify Sitecore Module Configuration The Sitecore Module connects your Sitecore CMS to SearchStax SearchStudio for a customized search experience. The Module is helpful and convenient up to the moment when… Continue reading Modify Configs
Using Multi-Site Sitecore with SearchStudio A single Sitecore instance can be used to manage multiple websites. This page describes how to set up a SearchStax SearchStudio project on each Sitecore… Continue reading Multi-Site Search
SearchStax SearchStudio for Sitecore – How to configure multiple index crawler roots In certain scenarios, you might want to index multiple root items on your Sitecore content tree. This a… Continue reading Multi-Root Crawling
Sitecore Module with Docker The adoption of containers with Sitecore for both development and production purposes has been growing rapidly over the past few years, and is now a fully… Continue reading Sitecore Module with Docker
SearchStax Studio for Sitecore SXA SearchStax Studio integrates with the Sitecore Experience Accelerator (SXA) to speed up the production of websites and to reuse components, layouts, and templates across a… Continue reading
How To Personalize SearchStudio for Sitecore Any developer working with SearchStudio for Sitecore can now personalize the search experience for different search audiences by using SearchStudio “Search Models.” By combining… Continue reading
Sitecore Topics from the SearchStax Blog
Selected from the full index of SearchStax Blog posts.
July 20, 2020
SearchStax Solr-as-a-Service has been selected by more than 200 customers over the last 4 years and here are the top 6 reasons why.
August 15, 2021
In our latest Case Study, see how Sitecore implements SearchStax Managed Solr to get a more stable, secure and robust Solr environment for their website.
Following our Sitecore best practices for Solr indexing will result in better performance and optimize resources consumption on Sitecore.
November 22, 2020
Migrating Azure Search to So/r Service for Sitecore is a fairly easy and straightforward process with SearchStax.
Karan Jeet Singh
October 5, 2021
This post is a step-by-step guide for demonstrating how easy it is to set up multi-site search using the SearchStudio for Sitecore module.
April 27, 2020
Setting up the Sitecore SwitchOnRebuild feature with SolrCloud should be as simple as following the path to Grandma’s house – watch out for these red flags.
In Sitecore, it’s easy to use Solr stop words to remove specific words from queries to parse through the content and find the exact search phrase.
Karan Jeet Singh
Do not hesitate to contact the SearchStax Support Desk.