I am Newbie to Sitecore 9.0.1. I am building a SXA site for search functionality. Setting up of Sitecore and Solr 6.6.2 is done and I have installed SXA 1.7. Does the cores should be created for SXA separately in Solr? For ex. sitecore_sxa_master_index.

If yes please explain the importance of creating it.

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Yes, you need to create SXA indexes in Solr.

Here is explanation how to do this copied from SXA 1.7 installation guide ( https://sitecoredev.azureedge.net/~/media/C9C535C21F8A4455BCF1F7F6C7AB1D1D.ashx?date=20180906T111805 ):

Each index should have its own core, therefore for each custom index you wish to create for SXA, you must create a core. To create your SOLR SXA core:

  1. Duplicate core directory created for sitecore_master_index (or company_name_master_index) twice and rename to:
  • sitecore_sxa_master_index
  • sitecore_sxa_web_index
  1. In those two folders, remove everything besides the conf directory.
  2. On the Solr web interface, click Core Admin and click Add Core to add sitecore_sxa_master_index. Do the same for sitecore_sxa_web_index
  3. In Sitecore, log in to the Launchpad and open the Control Panel.
  4. In the Indexing section, click Indexing Manager.
  5. In the Indexing Manager dialog box, select sitecore_sxa_master_index and sitecore_sxa_web_index, and click Rebuild

Why do you need this? SXA uses those indexes for it's functionality. If you don't create the cores, it will throw exceptions when you try to use it.

  • after creating cores in solr i didnt get a newly created sxa indexes in sitecore indexing manager.Is there anything else need to be configured in sitecore @Marek Musielak
    – Vinaya
    Commented Feb 4, 2021 at 6:47
  • @Vinaya try to keep single question in your Stack Exchange posts. If you have any other questions, create a new post and explain in details what have you done and what's the issue.
    – Marek Musielak
    Commented Feb 4, 2021 at 7:17

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