When using DXA with the search module some configuration parameters are set in the component \100 Master\Building Blocks\Settings\Search\Site Manager\Search Configuration.

How are the stagingIndexConfig and liveIndexConfig parameters in this component published to the website? I expected to find them in the configuration page, but I cannot find the parameters in any page or component presentation.

I checked by means of looking into Content Delivery web service, checking pages and component presentations.


This is configuration published in the standard way for DXA modules - in the form of a JSON file published as a binary variant when you publish the Publish Setting page. You will find it in the broker database with the URL /system/config/search.json - which will be also be serialized to disk under /BinaryData

  • I did find the BinaryVariant with path /system/config/core.json and /system/config/_all.json. For search I only found the /system/config/core.json. On the CM the "_System/Publish Settings" page only contains the Core configuration component, do I need to put the Search configuration component on that page? (using DXA JAVA)
    – Jan H
    Jun 5 '15 at 9:26
  • Configuration for all active modules will be published - you don't need to add it onto any page. Check that the search configuration component is linked from the search module component, and that component (BB/Modules/Search/Admin/Search) has the active checkbox checked.
    – Will Price
    Jun 5 '15 at 11:34
  • The system/config/search.json was in the broker, its just that the Content Delivery web service did not list it. With $top I could instuct the CD web service to show all results. localhost:82/odata.svc/BinaryVariants?$top=1000
    – Jan H
    Jun 5 '15 at 14:39

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