Live Search Release Notes

Last update: 2024-02-22
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These release notes describe the latest versions of Live Search.
Support is provided for the current major released version. Release notes for older versions are provided for reference.
Updates include:

New New features
Fix Fixes and improvements
Bug Known issues

Hosted service updates

These notes describe updates that were published outside of a versioned release or improvements to the hosted service.

February 13, 2024

New Live Search now supports setting a default rule for Search Merchandising.

October 27, 2023

New The Live Search PLP widget now supports color swatches.

October 12, 2023

New Commerce administrators can now specify the language of the index for Live Search. See Settings.
Fix The “Search Rules” tab has been renamed to “Search Merchandising”.

June 13, 2023

Fix Fixed an issue where some characters such as quotes or apostrophes caused ranking issues. Reindexing will solve these issues.

April 25, 2023

New Live Search customers can now take advantage of the new SaaS price indexer.

Live Search 4.1.0

Feb 22, 2024

Supported Adobe Commerce versions 2.4.4 and newer

New Features

New The Data Management Dashboard is now available. This revamped dashboard provides insights into data streams for Product Recommendations, Live Search, and Catalog Service.
New Multiple new features have been added to the PLP widget:

  • List/grid view toggling
  • Add to Cart buttons
  • Swatch support
  • Multiple images per product
  • Price sliders
  • Language support

Merchants must upgrade the Live Search extension to version >= 4.1.0 to access these features.

Updates

Fix Fixed an issue that caused an error when guest users added products to a cart in non-default store views.
Fix Fixed an issue that caused the search popover to always display the currency symbol in front of the price value regardless of locale setttings.
Fix Removed unnecessary type definitions for disabled core plugins to fix compatibility issues on installation.

Live Search 4.0.0

Nov 13, 2023

Supported Adobe Commerce versions 2.4.4 and newer

New Features

New Live Search now supports color swatches in the PLP widget.
New Live Search now displays the category name rather than the category Id.
New Live Search now supports strikethrough prices in the PLP widget.
New Introduced the “Hide Filters” button to hide the filters panel.

Updates

Fix The Live Search PLP widget is now enabled by default for new installations.
Fix Reconfigured CSS styles to better isolate widget classes.
Fix Minor bug fixes

After installing version 3.1.1 or higher, enable the new indexers:

  • Product Prices Feed
  • Scopes website data feed
  • Scopes customer groups data feed

After upgrading, test the updated configuration in QA or Staging before pushing the changes to production.

Previous versions

 3.1.1 and prior

Live Search 3.1.1

Sept 15, 2023

Supported Adobe Commerce versions 2.4.4 and newer

New New Category Merchandising tab has been added. Users can now add Intelligent Rankings and Manual Rankings (pin, boost, bury, hide) per category
New Users can add a single category rule with intelligent or manual ranking
New Users can now add Intelligent Ranking rules to subcategories
New Detailed information is provided when deleting subcategories with intelligent ranking
New Added the ability to delete rules for inherited ranking strategies
New Added the ability to delete rules for a single category
New Users can now search by category name when adding a rule
New With the Category Tree View, users can now view which category has rules applied.
New Category Preview only shows the selected category.
New AEM CIF Popover widget and PLP widget components allow AEM sites to take advantage of Live Search.

Updates

Fix The table size of the Products and Price feeds have been greatly reduced. Tables catalog_data_exporter_products and catalog_data_exporter_product_prices should see a substantial size reduction.
Fix The ‘Rules’ tab is renamed to ‘Search Rules’
Fix When ranking by ‘trending’, you can now choose between:
* 3 days (default)
* 14 days
* 30 days
Fix ‘Events’ (Boost/Pin/Bury/Hide) has been renamed to ‘Manual Ranking’
Fix ‘Ranking Type’ has been renamed to ‘Intelligent ranking’
Fix Minor bug fixes

Live Search 3.1.0

Sept 1, 2023

Supported Adobe Commerce versions 2.4.4 and newer

Updates

Fix The Product Listing widget has been updated to use the Catalog Service API.

Live Search 3.0.2

August 7, 2023

Supported Adobe Commerce versions 2.4.4 and newer

New Features

New The following values have been added to the storeDetails object:

  • “Allow All Products per Page”
  • Currency rate
  • “Products per Page on Grid Allowed Values”
  • “Products per Page on Grid Default Value”
  • Store language

Updates

Fix Catalog Service modules have been added to the metapackage to support advanced data retrieval.
Fix The My Account page navigation no longer disappears when using the Product Listing Page widget.

Merchants must upgrade the Live Search extension version >= 3.0.2 to access these features.

It is recommended to upgrade and test before pushing to production. Consider upgrading the production environment during off-peak hours after verifying their testing environment results.

Limitations

Using the Live Search Product Listing Page widget will cause Google Tag Manager to fail. Use the default Search Adapter if Google Tag Manager is needed.

Live Search 3.0.1

March 14, 2023

Supported Adobe Commerce versions 2.4.4 and newer

New Features

New Product Item Card in Rules preview
New Product Listing Page widget
New Category filtering options
New Added the ability to drag and drop to create Pin events
New New Pin actions:
* Pin to spot - Pin button to create Pin event with one click
* Pin to top - Places product in the first position
* Pin to bottom - Places the product at the bottom of the results
* Unpin an event with one click
New Intelligent Ranking for rules
New Live Search now supports full Inventory Management capabilities in Commerce (formerly knows as Multi-Source Inventory, or MSI). To enable full support, you must update the dependency module commerce-data-export to version 102.2.0+.

Updates

Fix Configure Rules now automatically sorts positions uniquely
Fix Deleting an existing event now updates preview
Fix Rules with no events can be saved
Fix Remove faceting “Select Type” selector
Fix Added new “Editing” status for unsaved rules

Fixes

Fix Fixed server error when there is an unfinished event during save
Fix Fixed correctly deleting specific event when there are multiple events
Fix Fixed existing rule event not updating when new event has been added
Fix Fixed on second “Edit” click from details, Live Search page requiring reload
Fix Synonyms: Fixed an issue when a user clicked out of input, they could not return the focus to the field
Fix Other minor bug fixes and performance updates

Bug - Ranking by “Recommended for you” is only supported within the Live Search widgets. It is not supported with the default Luma and PWA search functionality.
Bug - Custom price attribute facets do not render correctly in Luma, but the API properly filters on them.

Merchants must upgrade the Live Search extension version >= 3.0.1 to access these features.

It is recommended to upgrade and test before pushing to production. Consider upgrading the production environment during off-peak hours after verifying their testing environment results.

Live Search 2.0.5

Supported Adobe Commerce versions 2.4.4 and newer

Fix - Live Search would throw an error when SDK resources were not available due to network issues. This bug is fixed.

Merchants must upgrade the Live Search extension version >= 2.0.5 to access these features.

It is recommended to upgrade and test before pushing to production. Consider upgrading the production environment during off-peak hours after verifying their testing environment results.

Live Search 2.0.4

Supported Adobe Commerce versions 2.4.4 and newer

New Live Search now supports filtering by the ‘Display Out of Stock Products’ setting in the admin. If ‘Display Out of Stock Products’ is set to false, inStock = true is added to the filter.
Fix To improve performance, the ‘Suggestions’ block has been removed from the Live Search popup. The data is still passed through GraphQL, in case you want to replace the feature.
Fix categories and categoryPath have replaced categoryIds for category filtering. Read more in the productSearch topic.
Fix Previously, a user tied to a B2B company would receive an incorrect Customer Group Code when doing searches. Live Search now returns the correct value.
Fix Previously, when searching for a term that does not exist, Live Search would return an error. That bug is now fixed.

Merchants must upgrade the Live Search extension version >= 2.0.4 to access these features.

Users are advised to upgrade and test before pushing to production. Consider upgrading the production environment during off-peak hours after verifying their testing environment results.

Live Search 2.0.3

Supported Adobe Commerce versions 2.4.4 and newer

New Live Search now supports B2B features by honoring category permissions, shared catalogs, and customer group-specific pricing.

Merchants must upgrade the Live Search extension version >= 2.0.3 to access these features.

Users are advised to upgrade and test before pushing to production. Consider upgrading the production environment during off-peak hours after verifying their testing environment results.

Live Search 2.0

Supported Adobe Commerce versions 2.4.4 and newer

Existing Live Search installations must be upgraded to Live Search 2.0.0 to take advantage of the following new features, fixes, and improvements:

New Live Search now supports PHP 8.1 for installations running Adobe Commerce 2.4.4.
New The Magento_ElasticsearchCatalogPermissionsGraphQl module is added to the list of modules that are disabled during the installation.
New The number of available lines in the storefront popover can be configured from the Admin.
New Beta PWA supported for Live Search.
New The Live Search installation process is updated with advanced process changes.
Fix Advanced Search link removed from the storefront footer.
Bug The following product attributes are not supported by Commerce GraphQL API when used in relation to the beta release of PWA: description, name, short_description
Bug The beta release of PWA for Live Search does not support event handling.

Live Search 1.3.1

Supported Adobe Commerce versions 2.4.x and newer

Fix Custom price attribute no longer returns an error when configured as a [facet]({% link live-search/facets-add.md %}).
Fix Fixed issue that caused an error to occur when no currency symbol (data-currency-symbol) is available.
Fix Storefront popover now shows the Special Price (minimum final price) when available.

Live Search 1.3.0

Supported Adobe Commerce versions 2.4.x and newer

New Performance reporting dashboard provides insight into search terms that shoppers use.
New Live Search Storefront Events SDK provides access to a common data layer with event publishing and subscription services, and metrics.
Fix The Storefront popover has a new active class for the .search-autocomplete container that controls visibility.
Fix In the storefront, the Search Terms footer link is removed and its cache disabled for Live Search installations.
Bug Patch for Search adapter handles duplicate products.
Bug Live Search supports single-source (physical) inventory locations with multiple (virtual) stocks. Multiple inventory sources are not supported now.

Live Search 1.2.0

Supported Adobe Commerce versions 2.4.x and newer

New Storefront popover displays suggested products and thumbnail images of top search results as shoppers type queries into the Search box.
New Commerce Admin session stays open during extended periods of keyboard inactivity
New Live Search is automatically enabled after onboarding
Fix Initial indexing time is less than an hour
Fix Incremental product updates near real time (after install and setup)
Fix Sortable columns in Synonym editor
Fix Live Search no longer throws an error if search criteria contains empty sort order value
Fix Range filtering no longer breaks if attribute codes contain strings “to” or “from”

Live Search 1.1.0

Supported Adobe Commerce versions 2.4.x and newer

Bug The Live Search service supports only the base currency of the Adobe Commerce installation.
Bug When adding a facet, the Product Attributes Feed does not update correctly when set to Update on Save. To avoid this problem, go to Index Management and set Product Attributes Feed to Update by Schedule.
Bug Live Search synonyms are defined per store view, but are currently stored per website and identified with a combination of environmentId and storeViewCode. As a result, all websites and store views within the Adobe Commerce installation share synonyms. The most recently created set of synonyms for the store view takes precedence.
Bug If a synonym term contains multiple words, each word is treated as a separate synonym. For example, if you define “time piece” as a synonym of “watch”, both “time” and “piece” are treated as synonyms of watch.

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