Manually Enabling Dimension Refinement Counts in a CAS-based (Forgeless) 11.1+ Application (Doc ID 2169125.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Commerce Guided Search / Oracle Commerce Experience Manager - Version 11.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

On : Endeca 11.1+ version, CAS-based application and missing refinement counts (a.k.a. refinement statistics) on dimensions. 

We installed Oracle Commerce 11.1 or later and use a CAS-based application (Forgeless) and everything works except we cannot see the refinement counts next to the dimensions.  We can see our products in the Endeca JSP Reference Application, but we are missing counts of records next to the dimensions. We are also are not seeing the Dgraph.Bins property returned in the query responses which our web application code expects to render the refinement counts. The Dgraph option --stat-abins is enabled on the MDEX but has no affect.

We cannot use Developer Studio to enable refinement statistics at the dimension level since the CAS-based application does not support it, and we do not use Experience Manager cartridges which would ordinarily enable refinements statistics at the cartridge level.

How can refinement statistics be enabled at the dimension level in a CAS-based application, similarly to how they were enabled in a Forge-based pipeline's [app].refinement_config.xml file? 

 

Solution

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