Updates in Search | Yext Hitchhikers Platform

What You’ll Learn

In this section, you will learn:

  • An overview of the new Search features from the Summer ‘23 Release

In the Spring ’23 Release, we released the ability to store and host files (.pdf, .ppt, .xls, .doc, etc.) as a field on any entity in the platform.

Now, the content of these Yext-hosted files can be made available in Search! Yext Search is able to index the unstructured content within a file (meaning the actual words in the PDF, document, etc.) and surface the relevant information in response to a particular query.

How This impacts You

Previously, unstructured content needed to be stored within a text field. Now, Document Search can be applied directly to a file field without you having to extract and store long-form text within a field.

Feature Availability

To turn this feature on in your account, navigate to Account Settings > Account Features and select Summer ‘23: File Support in Search (early access).

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Improved Facets Component for React

We are excited to announce the improved Facets component as part of the v1.3 of @yext/search-ui-react release!

The improved <Facets /> component allows for greater customizability of facets. This includes:

  • The ability to render all facets with a single line of code
  • The ability to edit properties of individual facets
  • The ability to change the “Label” of the facet
  • The ability to transform how values are displayed (order of values, adding or removing characters, etc)
  • The option to display only the set of facets with configured overrides in the frontend

To see a more detailed list of features included in v1.3, see the Search UI React GitHub documentation or the Summer Release Notes.

How This impacts You

This new approach maintains the ease-of-use of the original Facets component, while offering developers more control in customizing the component.

Feature Availability

This update was automatically enabled, so you can start taking advantage of it today.

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