So a set of search results for “mens shirts” will show checkboxes for brands, dropdown for average customer review, and fields for ideal price range. Or a set of search results for “electric engine schematics” will show checkboxes for file formats, a dropdown for product line, and dropdown menus for document type, author, language, or date range.
Those menus and checkboxes that users are using to refine their search are facets.
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As Fusion receives a query from a user and assembles a set of results it looks at common fields across the results and generates facets for them automatically. So a product catalog search for “women polo shirts” will include facets for all the colors of shirts and the sizes available and even price range of the different items. Powerful caching technology makes the addition of facet fast and instant to a search query result returned.
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