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Facets are used for grouping documents based on some criteria, for example specific terms or date range. 

A filter facet returns a count of all search results that match a filter. The filter can be an expression, as used with the [Filter method](🔗), so can range from a single criterion to very complex criteria made up of multiple sub criteria.

To request a filter facet, use the `FilterFacet` method, which has two parameters: name and filter or filter expression. You retrieve the resulting facet from the search results object using a method with the same name but with only a name parameter. The returned object has a single property, `Count`, which is the number of documents that match the search query and filter.

The following example shows a sample search for all products which requests, and retrieves the value from, two filter facets.