Custom business rules - Fluid Topics - 4.3

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To create a custom business rule, add the rule's name and select Create & Add.

When configuring a business rule, it is possible to configure one or both of the following:

  • Metadata value influence: to promote or demote documents based on a metadata key.

  • Metadata value order influence: to promote documents based on the ascending or descending value of a specific metadata key.


  • Adding the ft:isBook metadata and setting true as a value in the Metadata value influence section promotes books over articles.

  • Adding the Version metadata and selecting Descending in the Metadata value order influence section promotes the latest version of a document.

  • Adding too many metadata to a business rule can be detrimental to the search results. It is strongly recommended to add a maximum of two metadata keys per section.
  • Custom sort order only apply to empty queries.