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Configuring Catalog Search

By adjusting the Catalog Search configuration, you can control the behavior of the search operations and determine the size of valid query text, and the display of search recommendations.

To configure catalog search:

1. On the AdminThe password-protected back office of your store where orders, catalog, content, and configurations are managed. sidebarThe right or left column of a two-column page layout., tap Stores. Then under Settings, choose Configuration.
2. In the panel on the left under Catalog, choose Catalog.
3. Expand the Catalog Search section, and do the following:
4. To limit the length and word count of search query text, do the following:
a. Set Minimal Query Length to the minimum number of characters that can be submitted in a query.
b. Set Maximum Query Length to the maximum number of characters that can be submitted in a query.
5. Accept the default, Search Engine, “MySQL.”
6. To limit the number of records that can be used with layered navigationThe primary group of web page links that a customer uses to navigate around the website; the navigation links to the most important categories or pages on an online store., enter the maximum number allowed in the Apply Layered Navigation if Search Results are Less Than field. To allow any number of records, enter zero.
7. When complete, tap  Save Config .