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I'm using Sitecore 9 update 1, I'm trying to get the top trending search keywords by users for my website.

I discovered that the local search keywords are stored at table DimensionKeys in the Reporting database, and its count in table Fact_SearchMetrics.

It seems the keywords are stored after 25 minutes. Not all keywords are stored it seems. I have been unable to find any documentation for this in the xConnect Documentation.

How can I access this data to extract trending search keywords?

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The keywords are stored in the WebVisit facet https://doc.sitecore.com/developers/90/sitecore-experience-platform/en/add-interaction-events.html:

var webVisitFacet = new WebVisit();

// Populate data about the web visit
webVisitFacet.Browser = new BrowserData() { BrowserMajorName = "Chrome", BrowserMinorName = "Desktop", BrowserVersion = "22.0" };
webVisitFacet.Language = "en";
webVisitFacet.OperatingSystem = new OperatingSystemData() { Name = "Windows", MajorVersion = "10", MinorVersion = "4" };
webVisitFacet.Referrer = "www.google.com";
webVisitFacet.Screen = new ScreenData() { ScreenHeight = 1080, ScreenWidth = 685 };
webVisitFacet.SearchKeywords = "sitecore";
webVisitFacet.SiteName = "website";
  • I want to understand its behavior, what is the pattern it uses to save the search keywords, as the it's stored automatically with out writing any code. – Mohamed Mosa Dec 9 '18 at 9:52
  • The Tracker saves the keywords to xConnect and they are aggregated then to the Reporting database. Here's how the keywords are parsed from URL: community.sitecore.net/technical_blogs/b/sitecorejohn_blog/…, see also ParseGenericSearchEngine in parseReferrer pipeline. – Roman Klimenko Dec 9 '18 at 11:03

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