Layered Navigation and Advanced Search
Would it be possible to tweak the layered navigation module so that it could be used as an avanced search? Or is there an advanced search module out there that I could use? We sell used, rare and out-of-print books and our customers are accustomed to searching by author, publisher, and other bibliographic terms. I have added these as features but the drop down list gets a bit unwieldly when you have over 1000 different books. The quick search works, but returns too many items for people who are used to putting the author in a field and the title in a field etc.
Just scanning old topics to get some ideas for the Elasticsearch module.
Too bad this topic hadn’t been answered. Sorry about that!
I think the options with the layered navigation module are pretty limited. MySQL is not the best database for search and only the basics can be implemented with it.
But do I understand correctly that you just want to limit the options shown? You should be able to set this limit by editing the filter template. Though it unfortunately does not speed things up, it should make limiting the dropdown possible.
I actually stopped using the layed navigation module completely. I would still like to have some kind of advanced search function because book buyers are used to using one. I know how to create a form and query with MS Access, but haven’t tried with MySQL and html
Do any of these modules help you?
What I need is the ablity to have a page similar to the top part of this page: https://www.biblio.com/usedbooksearch.bib