Including All Individual Documents in a Group in Typesense
TLDR Magnus was uncertain how to include all documents within a group in Typesense, and specifically asked about ecommerce product cards. Jason published a new version of Typesense Instantsearch Adapter and advised storing all variant information for a product on each document. Magnus confirmed this as a viable solution.
Jun 29, 2022 (18 months ago)
I am playing with group_by and group_limit. I can see the structure for a grouped document is slightly different but was then wondering, if there’s a way to include all of the individual documents that is contained in a group. I know that might sound counter intuitive but would be useful in a case, where you want to show information from the grouped documents. The specific case is this product cards on an ecommerce site. Here’s a screenshot that maybe explains it better:
group_limitto a large number (even as high as say 10,000) assuming that's the max number of variations you can have in a product, should work...
Jun 30, 2022 (18 months ago)
See pictures, for how it currently looks and the response result.
Instantsearch.js seems to have a
distinctconfigure option but can that work with the typesense adapter — not sure if it’s at all relevant?
I’ve attempted to transform the hits but the hit results does not contain data about the group.
How would I go about combining them into a single ‘hit’ for Instantsearch?
Thank you 🙂
I was going to suggest this... but the adapter doesn't add this group information currently. Let me add this and give you a version to test
Jul 01, 2022 (18 months ago)
I might have run into other troubles that I hadn’t thought about. But I’ll report back when I have more information 🙂
Anyhow, I might have to index variant information on every document. My current issue is, that I want to show shoe size availability and color variant on a single hit/model (product card). But with grouping I am not certain to get every document belonging to that group obviously. Eg. if I query “nike free blue”, I will only get the documents for the blue variant and not the red variant, even though I want to show that as well.
I haven’t explored the issue thoroughly yet. But if you have any ideas they’re more than welcome 😉
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