What is AutoSuggest and How To Tune It?

(Doc ID 1938996.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 02, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Content - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


What is AutoSuggest and How To Tune It?

AutoSuggest is the new technology used exclusively with the new Content UI, introduced in WebCenter Content

It is based on Oracle Application Developer Framework (ADF)

Many top websites have implemented some type of this functionality. This feature makes websites more user friendly and more efficient for user input.

AutoSuggest behavior in ADF adds a pull-down menu of suggested values to a text field. The user can either click directly on a suggestion to enter it into the field, or navigate the list using the up and down arrow keys, selecting a value using the enter key. It is typically used for type ahead search suggestions.

How is it related to WebCenter Content?

It is used for the new Content User Interface introduced in WebCenter Content

More about the Content UI in general can be found here


The Content UI is also discussed in the following two webcasts Overview and Support info
https://mosemp.us.oracle.com/epmos/main/downloadattachmentprocessor?attachid=1456204.1:46&clickstream=yes&parent=DOCUMENT&sourceId=1456204.1 Latest Enhancements
https://mosemp.us.oracle.com/epmos/main/downloadattachmentprocessor?attachid=1456204.1:52&clickstream=yes&parent=DOCUMENT&sourceId=1456204.1The WebCenter Content User Interface requires the Auto Suggest feature to be enabled to function.  

What limitations does the AutoSuggest feature have?

The following is from the WebCenter Content Release Notes
4.1.40 Framework Folders AutoSuggest Type-Ahead Feature Limitation
When the WebCenter Content user interface is implemented instead of the native 11g interface, Framework Folders must be
enabled (Folders_g cannot be used).  As of, Framework Folders uses an AutoSuggest type-ahead feature when
users enter search terms. The AutoSuggest feature is required and is enabled as part of the AutoSuggestConfig component
with the WebCenter Content user interface.


What fields are used with the AutoSuggest feature?

Can any fields be added or removed from the above list?

There is a current enhancement asking for this feature



What symptoms might be encountered using the AutoSuggest feature?


How can the AutoSuggest index be rebuilt?

See this Note: <Note 1991245.1> - How To Rebuild The Autosuggest Index?


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