Predictive Search API -- Feature Requests

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https://help.shopify.com/en/themes/development/predictive-search

 

I came across this (recent?) API addition, which allows for predictive/instant search. There are a number of limitations, but two in particular mean it currently can't replace an existing app for our store. Namely, it can only search Products, and it can only search Title, Vendor, Product Type and Variant Title.

 

The API appears to have been designed to allow for expansion in these areas. Are there plans to add Collections as a searchable resource type? Also, are there plans to allow searching of product descriptions (or at least, SEO descriptions)?

 

Thanks!

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Hey there, 

 

I'm actually just learning about this now myself - very cool! There are plans to add articles and pages to the search, and plans for product descriptions too.

 

I'm curious about the use-case for SEO descriptions though. Those are not currently planned. Are there any other details you can share around the use-case for those details being searchable on a storefront search? 

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Hi Josh,

Thanks for your reply and great to hear that there are plans to expand the
scope of this API!

I don't have any requirement for SEO descriptions per se. I only included
that in my initial post as I thought that maybe product descriptions were
not being included in the search for perfomance reasons (too much text,
etc).

Looking forward to seeing those other additions to this API :)
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