How Magento Catalog Search works internally

Magento uses a very strong kind of catalog search functionality that is relaiable,efficient and search oriented . Behind the scene it uses a strong mechanism. Search is based on indexing that we do from either admin section (URL) or from shell (URL). Today i have invested a lot of time to know their internal workflow behind the search story. It was only due to following question

*. How searching works in magento
*. What is the importance of indexing for catalog search
*. How Catalog search works

Before moving forward into internal workflow we must know magento creates the product index into their own database table “catalogsearch_fulltext” As soon as we add/edit or reindex the prduct it autmatically creates index into their database.

fulltext search

Below are the story:
Search any particular term suppose “Swift” from the magento search box. Now magento calls a unique kind of URL like “http://site.com/index.php/catalogsearch/result/?q=swift”

As soon as this url gets called then it creates a database entry for search query into “catalogsearch_query ” table Here it stores query text and create a unique query id from there . This auto incremented query id and their results has been used and shown to admin section into “search term” section

search term

Now whatever result it found based on that particular id is stored under “catalogsearch_result” table

On this table relevence is one more good thing. You can filter your search result based on your relevance as well.

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Chandra Shekhar

GCP Architect
Chandra Shekhar Pandey is Google certified Cloud engineer, I am Magento2 Trained developer. Having huge experience in designing cloud solution. I have around 12 years of experience with world enterprise IT companies and fortune 500 clients. During my architecture design I am always caring about high availability, fast performance and resilient system. From the programmer background I have huge experience in LAMP stack as well. Throughout my carrier I have worked on Retail, E-Learning, Video... Read More about Chandra Shekhar

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