Type: Feature Request
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None
Component/s: Message Boards
The customer has a use case whereby they have many message board instances spread across many sites. They have users who have heard of the name of a message board category but don't know where to find it. When they enter the name of the category in a search bar, there are no search results.
They have noticed that Message Board Categories are missing from the Search Type Facet, because MBCategory is not set searchable in its AssetRenderer, and it seems MBCategory entities are not indexed. However, there is a MBCategorySearcher component.
Here are some steps which illustrate the user scenario.
1. Start with a clean bundle of DXP 7.3 fixpack 1.
2. Create a message boards category.
3. Go to the home page and enter the title of the category into the search bar.
Desired result: a summary of the category is displayed in the search results widget.
Actual behaviour: search results widget displays "no results..."
4. Place a type facet on the search page and configure it.
Desired behaviour: message boards category is available and selected as a type
Actual behaviour: only message is available; category is not an available type.
At step 4, they would like Message Boards Category to be present in the selection boxes in the Type Facet configuration page. If it's not an available content type, then any category search results displayed in step 3 will disappear as soon as a type facet widget is added to the search results page.
I have attached a screenshot illustrating the result they would like to see.
It appears that the Asset and Index/Search infrastructures have already been partially implemented for the MBCategory entity, so basically this request is for this work to be completed.