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VirtueMart Product Search

Having big VirtueMart online stores with vague amount of products makes it difficult to find the product. Maybe it is not so critical when you need to occasionally edit the product, so usually this task does not require any no rush. However, there may be the situations when VirtueMart search should be performed really fast, for instance, when the customer is calling to define more precisely some details or make sure that the product does/doesn’t posses some specifications. You as store owner, probably do not learn each products’ price, description and features by heart, so there emerges the need for efficient means of rapid VirtueMart product search.

Store Manager for VirtueMart is empowered with helpful option to search goods quickly and conveniently.

Search form can be opened pressing corresponding button at the toolbar or right-clicking at any product and selecting “Find Product”.

A new form appearing on the screen allows to input conditions, options and see results of search. Let’s review each section of this window.


Conditions

In “Text to search” area type a word, phrase or at least a few first characters of item you are trying to find. In case there should be some numeric values indicated, for example, Product ID, SKU product, you can input one or a few digits for lookup. Additionally you need to select where to find matching results. Generally, it is possible to look the item in multiple fields available. For that from the drop-down “Fields to search in” select where mentioned search request should be discovered. What is more, you can choose a few or even all fields where mentioned parameter will be searched.


Search Options

There are a few options to select to adjust your VirtueMart search results. You can make use of the following options -

  • any word - if this radio button is activated, then VirtueMart product search will be carried out using any of the words (in case there are a few words or phrase) entered;
  • all the words - in case option is enabled, you will see products that contain every of the indicated in search request words, though they may be in random positions in one attribute;
  • exact phrase - search results returned will contain the same combination of words or number in specified order within one and the same field;
  • exact match - there will be received results with the same attribute value as was entered.

Moreover, you can start getting immediate results as soon as search condition was entered (without pressing “Find” button). Additionally, you can select how many records to display per page.


Results

In this section you will see products that correspond to one or a few parameters you indicated as condition to look for goods. By double-clicking on any item from the list, you will be redirected to category to which product is assigned and item itself will be highlighted. If you would like to proceed working with received goods further, you can save them as custom filter and returned to the list when it is necessary.


Find your products in a blink of an eye using any parameter with Store Manager for VirtueMart - http://virtuemart-manager.com/order/


By Maria Kvasnytska