Metaobjects not showing as Filter in Search & Discovery App

PedroAlfaiate
Shopify Partner
3 0 35

The new feature that was released by Shopify, Metaobjects is probably one of the best things that was announced in 2023 and with a great potential.

 

However, I have a small issue that probably wasn't developed yet.

 

Is it possible to use the metaobjects for products as a filter in Seach & Discovery App?

I've been using metafields as filters and know how to do it, but when a use a metafield as a reference to a metaobject, this one doesn't show as a Filter.

 

Is this something that can be solver?

Pedro Alfaiate
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mmproductsqha
Visitor
1 0 6

We are also looking for this functionality as well

PedroAlfaiate
Shopify Partner
3 0 35

Anyone from Shopify team could give a bit of help here please? 😀

Pedro Alfaiate
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I develop Shopify stores to my clients and also teach my students how to develop their own stores from zero, step by step.
Weekly video tutorials on my Shopify YouTube Channel
AthenaGaia
Excursionist
10 0 4

Another request for this feature, please!! 

cabings14
Visitor
2 0 0

Appreciate so much if we could have the feature real soon!

rookiemonkey
Shopify Partner
1 0 3

same here

HRWill
Shopify Partner
3 0 1

It is not currently supported: https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/online-store/search-and-discovery/filters

 

Using metafields, you can create custom filters for the following value types:

  • Single line text
  • Single line text (List)
  • Decimal
  • Integer
  • True or false
PedroAlfaiate
Shopify Partner
3 0 35

Yes currently is not supported, but in my opinion it makes sense to develop this solution.

If we can use metaobjects for a product it would make sense to use it as filters.

 

Fingers crossed, Shopify Developers will read this post and put this feature on the roadmap.

Pedro Alfaiate
_____________________________
I develop Shopify stores to my clients and also teach my students how to develop their own stores from zero, step by step.
Weekly video tutorials on my Shopify YouTube Channel

ihsupport0000
Tourist
12 0 3

Hi,

Thank you for this. I am following this one. I stumbled upon this limitation on Shopify and I want to keep updated.

 

Cheers,

CJ

diego-navarro
Shopify Partner
20 1 13

We absolutely need this feature. Also applies for automated collections as you can not make one from metaobjects.

Bulgarian
Shopify Partner
2 0 1

Yes, we definitely need this!

mikeschwede
Shopify Partner
11 0 4

Oh please. We need this asap.

WildFoodOutdoor
Tourist
3 0 1

+1 for this functionality

drock111
Shopify Partner
11 0 14

Yes, we too were excited about the potential of metaobjects as it allowed us to create a model object to better fit our products, unfortunately without this feature we will not be able to utilize them on our store...yet. If you could filter by a metafield you should be able to filter by metaobject fields?

EricMichel
Shopify Partner
1 0 2

Another +1 here. Allowing metaobjects to act as filters would open up a whole new world of possibilities and should absolutely be a priority ASAP.

 

We should also be able to assign metaobjects as variant options!

TGD1
Tourist
7 0 6

Another +1 here! I kind of assumed this would be possible when I set up my custom meta info. Now I have to go back and manually add tags to all products instead

treezcode
Visitor
1 0 1

This functionality would be appreciated immensely! Thank you :]

SjoerdWess
Visitor
1 0 2

BUMP! I need this feature ASAP, ha!

CocoaFuture
Visitor
1 0 1

Would love to see this feature as well. 

Brandon_Eley1
Tourist
4 0 10

+1 for this feaure... just created my first metaobject and assumed it would be available in the filters but then realized it wasn't. Really disappointed that we have such an advanced feature that allows us to create consistent data for products (i.e. list of specifications/features) but can't let customers filter by them. 

mikeschwede
Shopify Partner
11 0 4

Yeah, I could have all specific product fields in a metaboject but now I had to move some to the product to be available in the filter. Such a mess 😞

Nourishe
Shopify Partner
12 0 8

Yes, us too! We'd like to be able to allow customers to filter our products by ingredient, which are set up as metaobjects and referenced on each product.

Organic & Vegan Skincare
Nourishe.co

Nancy_Drake
Shopify Partner
186 10 21

AI Search & Product Filter has the function the add filter by product metaobjects.

AI Search & Product Filter | SB - Check out our Shopify search and filter app to drive more sales

Nourishe
Shopify Partner
12 0 8

I'm not sure when it was updated, but we now have the ability to add new filters for metafields, including the ones contained on metaobjects. I just wanted to share that information here in case anyone else was still waiting. We currently enabled ingredient filtering in our store, however, the other limitation we discovered is that there is a limit to only show 100 options in the filtering menu. In our case, we use over 150 ingredients, so many of them are missing from the filtering list. If anyone knows a workaround to this, please let us know! In the meantime, we just added a note in the title to let customers know. (Not the prettiest solution, but it was easy to implement.) Hope this helps!

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Organic & Vegan Skincare
Nourishe.co