You might find this useful if you don’t already know about it. I ran into a problem the other day where the tagging section did not work properly. No tags at all were displayed for selection, I suspected that there was something wrong with the search in the field. You can find all the info you need to debug this and just copy + paste in the search log and your favorite index viewer. Continue reading A tip on debugging Sitecore search
In the official documentation you can read that Sitecore will choose index based on the RootPath in the crawler and based on the placing in the web.config.
Basically if you create an index that indexes everything under /sitecore/content/home/products you will need to get that index defined before for example the master index in the web.config otherwise your new index will not be considered at all. But what does actually happen here? Continue reading How does Sitecore ContentSearch determine which index to use
In Sitecore 7.1 the new indexes are very powerful and allow you to do stuff easily that in Sitecore 6 took quite an effort. An example of that is if you want to tag items and show lists of the items based on the tagging. This can be achieved with a computed index field and some good old Sitecore work. So lets look at the first part of the task and add a tag to the index at hand. Continue reading How to create a Computed index field