Post-Calculations Required for Search Flows (Doc ID 1660195.1)

Last updated on JUNE 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle BigMachines CPQ Cloud Service - Version 11.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Post-calculations are used to customize the search results page. They can be used to provide values for configurable attributes that can carried to the configuration flow. Post-calculations are required for end node type search flow rules as they instruct the selection engine how to use buyer-submitted values.


There are four post-calculation options available:
 

  1. None - No post-calculations are specified
  2. Send Results to External URL (Entire URL) -   The search results page can be obtained by posting the specified values for certain attributes to a pre-defined selector engine by selecting the ”Feed Values into Pre-Defined Engine (Enter URL)” option and specifying the selector engine URL to which the values of the attributes in the search flow (current display attributes) is posted to obtain a search results page which also contains a graph. The search flow current display attributes need to be mapped to the equivalent selector engine attributes. On the user-side, based on the values of the search flow attributes, the search results are computed and displayed along with the graph.

Using a third-party selection engine, buyer-defined values are passed to an outside engine that performs the search. This enables you to use more complex mappings than that available through system-supported functional mapping.

  1. Function to Evaluate Result In Use - This option enables you to define a function, which involves creating a selection script. 
  2. Pop-Up Window Function

Solution

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