I recently tried solr autosuggest search in my local,

Steps I followed :

  1. Added configuration in master in sensoft_master_index\conf\solrconfig.xml enter image description here

  2. Restarted solr8.1 service in services

  3. in C# code,

public IEnumerable GetSuggestion(string term) {

            using (var context = ContentSearchManager.GetIndex("sitecore_master_index").CreateSearchContext())
                SolrSuggestQuery query = term;
                var options = new SuggestHandlerQueryOptions
                    Parameters = new SuggestParameters
                        Count = 3

                var result = context.Suggest(query, options);

                return result.Suggestions["default"].Suggestions.Select(a => a.Term);
        catch (Exception e)
            System.IO.File.WriteAllText(@"D:\test1.txt", e.ToString());
        return rr;

I'm getting the results But now I want to filter the suggestion only from a particular path: for ex: I need the suggestions that have the path: /sitecore/content/home

what configuration changes I need to make? Any help


You need to add to the

<str name="contextField">_template</str> 

This will allow you filter our search results based on path , more filtering can be applied by using a custom Index which is mapped to a particular location

My blog on SOLR Suggester and filtering - https://sitecorejumpstart.wordpress.com/2019/10/06/sitecore-solr-autosuggest-with-template-and-language-filters/

  • I could not find any filtering (sample code in that url that you have shared). what is the purpose of that providing template in that field? which means template name also suggested ? .pls clarify – Rajasekar Apr 12 '20 at 10:02
  • yes contextField can take a template name as a name , I suggest you read this for more clarity - lucene.apache.org/solr/guide/6_6/… – Abhay Dhar Apr 13 '20 at 12:03

I don't see any direct functionality for the same as far as I know. But I can suggestion one work around.

Create a custom index field. Fill it's value only for the desired teamplate and path. Use the same custom index field for below configuration:


This would definitely solve your problem.

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