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Control automatic indexing

Describes how to temporarily stop the automatic indexing process in Optimizely Customized Commerce 13 using the Optimizely Search & Navigation integration.

Disabling the indexing procedure is useful when extensive content changes are done, such as during imports.

When content is changed (such as published or moved to trash), Optimizely Content Management System (CMS) sends a request to Optimizely Search & Navigation by default to save the change. At this point, an automatic index process indexes the changed item only, not the entire website.

However, if a CMS user is editing an entire website or importing content, this process can create a large number of requests and jam the automatic indexing. In this case, you should disable automatic indexing until the editing is done then reindex the website.

Disable automatic indexing


  • Optimizely Search & Navigation is installed with following packages:
    • Find
    • Find.CMS
  • Access to and authorization to edit the website’s web.config file.

To disable the automatic indexing process, follow these steps.

  1. In the website’s web.config file, insert the following code under the element:

    <section name="episerver.find.cms" type="EPiServer.Find.Cms.Configuration, EPiServer.Find.Cms" requirePermission="false" />
  2. Insert the following code under the element:

    <episerver.find.cms disableEventedIndexing="true" />

Re-enable automatic indexing

To re-enable automatic indexing, set DisableEventedIndexing to false.

Sample web.config file

Here is a sample of the web.config file, focusing on the Episerver Search & Navigation configuration. (Some parts are omitted for ease of review.)

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <section name="episerver.find" type="EPiServer.Find.Configuration, EPiServer.Find" requirePermission="false" />
    <section name="episerver.find.cms" type="EPiServer.Find.Cms.Configuration, EPiServer.Find.Cms" requirePermission="false" />
    <section name="episerver.find.ui" type="EPiServer.Find.UI.FindUIConfiguration, EPiServer.Find.UI" requirePermission="false" />
  <episerver.find.cms disableEventedIndexing="false" />
  <episerver.find serviceUrl="http://changethis.com" defaultIndex="changethis" />
  <episerver.find.ui clientSideResourceBaseUrl="http://changethis.com" />