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FacetSpec

A facet specification to perform faceted search.

JSON representation
{
  "facetKey": {
    object (FacetKey)
  },
  "limit": integer,
  "excludedFilterKeys": [
    string
  ],
  "enableDynamicPosition": boolean
}
Fields
facetKey

object (FacetKey)

Required. The facet key specification.

limit

integer

Maximum of facet values that should be returned for this facet. If unspecified, defaults to 20. The maximum allowed value is 300. Values above 300 will be coerced to 300.

If this field is negative, an INVALID_ARGUMENT is returned.

excludedFilterKeys[]

string

List of keys to exclude when faceting.

By default, FacetKey.key is not excluded from the filter unless it is listed in this field.

Listing a facet key in this field allows its values to appear as facet results, even when they are filtered out of search results. Using this field does not affect what search results are returned.

For example, suppose there are 100 products with the color facet "Red" and 200 products with the color facet "Blue". A query containing the filter "colorFamilies:ANY("Red")" and having "colorFamilies" as FacetKey.key would by default return only "Red" products in the search results, and also return "Red" with count 100 as the only color facet. Although there are also blue products available, "Blue" would not be shown as an available facet value.

If "colorFamilies" is listed in "excludedFilterKeys", then the query returns the facet values "Red" with count 100 and "Blue" with count 200, because the "colorFamilies" key is now excluded from the filter. Because this field doesn't affect search results, the search results are still correctly filtered to return only "Red" products.

A maximum of 100 values are allowed. Otherwise, an INVALID_ARGUMENT error is returned.

enableDynamicPosition

boolean

Enables dynamic position for this facet. If set to true, the position of this facet among all facets in the response is determined by Google Retail placements.search. It will be ordered together with dynamic facets if dynamic facets is enabled. If set to false, the position of this facet in the response will be the same as in the request, and it will be ranked before the facets with dynamic position enable and all dynamic facets.

For example, you may always want to have rating facet returned in the response, but it's not necessarily to always display the rating facet at the top. In that case, you can set enableDynamicPosition to true so that the position of rating facet in response will be determined by Google Retail placements.search.

Another example, assuming you have the following facets in the request:

  • "rating", enableDynamicPosition = true

  • "price", enableDynamicPosition = false

  • "brands", enableDynamicPosition = false

And also you have a dynamic facets enable, which will generate a facet 'gender'. Then the final order of the facets in the response can be ("price", "brands", "rating", "gender") or ("price", "brands", "gender", "rating") depends on how Google Retail placements.search orders "gender" and "rating" facets. However, notice that "price" and "brands" will always be ranked at 1st and 2nd position since their enableDynamicPosition are false.

FacetKey

Specifies how a facet is computed.

JSON representation
{
  "key": string,
  "intervals": [
    {
      object (Interval)
    }
  ],
  "restrictedValues": [
    string
  ],
  "prefixes": [
    string
  ],
  "contains": [
    string
  ],
  "caseInsensitive": boolean,
  "orderBy": string,
  "query": string,
  "returnMinMax": boolean
}
Fields
key

string

Required. Supported textual and numerical facet keys in Product object, over which the facet values are computed. Facet key is case-sensitive.

Allowed facet keys when FacetKey.query is not specified:

  • textual_field =

    • "brands"
    • "categories"
    • "genders"
    • "ageGroups"
    • "availability"
    • "colorFamilies"
    • "colors"
    • "sizes"
    • "materials"
    • "patterns"
    • "conditions"
    • "attributes.key"
    • "pickupInStore"
    • "shipToStore"
    • "sameDayDelivery"
    • "nextDayDelivery"
    • "customFulfillment1"
    • "customFulfillment2"
    • "customFulfillment3"
    • "customFulfillment4"
    • "customFulfillment5"
    • "inventory(placeId,attributes.key)"
  • numerical_field =

    • "price"
    • "discount"
    • "rating"
    • "ratingCount"
    • "attributes.key"
    • "inventory(placeId,price)"
    • "inventory(placeId,originalPrice)"
    • "inventory(placeId,attributes.key)"
intervals[]

object (Interval)

Set only if values should be bucketized into intervals. Must be set for facets with numerical values. Must not be set for facet with text values. Maximum number of intervals is 30.

restrictedValues[]

string

Only get facet for the given restricted values. For example, when using "pickupInStore" as key and set restricted values to ["store123", "store456"], only facets for "store123" and "store456" are returned. Only supported on predefined textual fields, custom textual attributes and fulfillments. Maximum is 20.

Must be set for the fulfillment facet keys:

  • pickupInStore

  • shipToStore

  • sameDayDelivery

  • nextDayDelivery

  • customFulfillment1

  • customFulfillment2

  • customFulfillment3

  • customFulfillment4

  • customFulfillment5

prefixes[]

string

Only get facet values that start with the given string prefix. For example, suppose "categories" has three values "Women > Shoe", "Women > Dress" and "Men > Shoe". If set "prefixes" to "Women", the "categories" facet will give only "Women > Shoe" and "Women > Dress". Only supported on textual fields. Maximum is 10.

contains[]

string

Only get facet values that contains the given strings. For example, suppose "categories" has three values "Women > Shoe", "Women > Dress" and "Men > Shoe". If set "contains" to "Shoe", the "categories" facet will give only "Women > Shoe" and "Men > Shoe". Only supported on textual fields. Maximum is 10.

caseInsensitive

boolean

True to make facet keys case insensitive when getting faceting values with prefixes or contains; false otherwise.

orderBy

string

The order in which SearchResponse.Facet.values are returned.

Allowed values are:

If not set, textual values are sorted in natural order; numerical intervals are sorted in the order given by FacetSpec.FacetKey.intervals; FulfillmentInfo.place_ids are sorted in the order given by FacetSpec.FacetKey.restricted_values.

query

string

The query that is used to compute facet for the given facet key. When provided, it will override the default behavior of facet computation. The query syntax is the same as a filter expression. See SearchRequest.filter for detail syntax and limitations. Notice that there is no limitation on FacetKey.key when query is specified.

In the response, SearchResponse.Facet.values.value will be always "1" and SearchResponse.Facet.values.count will be the number of results that match the query.

For example, you can set a customized facet for "shipToStore", where FacetKey.key is "customizedShipToStore", and FacetKey.query is "availability: ANY("IN_STOCK") AND shipToStore: ANY("123")". Then the facet will count the products that are both in stock and ship to store "123".

returnMinMax

boolean

Returns the min and max value for each numerical facet intervals. Ignored for textual facets.