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    Featured Results Bar

    This information is not applicable to Primo VE environments. For more details on Primo VE configuration, see Primo VE.
    Primo allows you to include additional results from a different search scope that may or may not be defined in the same view or tab from which the user performed the search. This can be seen as a type of an advertisement to notify users that other types of material may be relevant to their searches. For example, a Featured Results bar can be configured to display the following:
    • Primo Central results in a tab that only returns local data
    • Images to highlight images
    • A special collection
    When a Featured Result bar is defined for a tab, Primo will perform two queries when users perform searches:
    • Original query – This query uses the search terms, scope, and material type (if this prefilter is selected) that the user enters to return the results set.
    • Featured results query – This query uses the same search terms used in the original query, but the scope and material type are taken from the Featured Results mapping table (see The Featured Results Mapping Table). If this query returns enough results, Primo returns the additional results in one of the following formats in a dedicated bar that displays within the results of the original query:
      • Thumbnails (if at least four records are found in the featured results query)
        Thumbnail Format - New and Classic UI
      • List (if at least two records are found in the featured results query)
        List Format - Classic UI Only
    The Featured Results bars appears after the fourth record in the results set. Within the bar, the most highly ranked results appear first.
    Users can perform the following actions on the featured results:
    • View the full display of the record by clicking the title.
    • Display the complete results set for the featured results query by clicking the More link.
    • The Featured Results bar appears only for the initial query and on the first page. It will not display after selecting a facet or navigating to another page.
    • If the original query does not return any results, Featured Results bar will not display.

    Back Office Configuration

    The following tables are used to configure the Featured Results bar:
    • Featured Results mapping table
    • Featured Results Labels code table

    The Featured Results Mapping Table

    The Featured Results mapping table under the Front End subsystem allows you to configure the display of featured results per view and search scope at the institution level.

    Featured Results Mapping Table

    To create a Featured Results bar, specify the following fields:

    • View & Tab – Specify the view and tab on which to enable the query and display of featured results.

      There is a limit of one Featured Result bar per tab.

    • Search Scope - Specify the search scope from which featured results are returned.

      Because of performance issues, you cannot include MetaLib quickSets in featured results.

    • Resource type – If appropriate, specify the type of resource (which is configured in the Basic Media Type code table) to which to limit the featured results list. The system uses the Prefilter facet as the basis for the featured results list.

    • More Link Target Tab – Specify the view and tab in which the additional search results will appear if the user clicks the More link.

    • Format – Specify one of the following display formats for the featured results:

      • Thumbnails – Displays the results as thumbnails. This format is ideal for images or results that are likely to have cover page images. Up to 10 records can display in this format. This is supported in both the new and classic UIs.

      • List – Displays the results as a list of titles. Up to 5 records can display in this format. This is supported in the classic UI only.

    • Title ID – Specify an alphanumeric ID to identify this Featured Results bar in the Featured Results Labels code table, which allows you to override the title that displays for the bar in the Front End. For more information, see Featured Results Labels Code Table. A title ID is required even if you do not want a dedicated title for the Featured Results bar.

    After making changes deploy from the mapping table page or specify the All Code Tables and Mapping Tables (Front End labels and more) option on the Deploy All page.

    Featured Results Labels Code Table

    The Featured Results Labels code table under the Front End subsystem allows you to configure the labels that display in each Featured Results bar.
    Featured Results Labels Code Table
    This table includes the following out-of-the-box codes:
    Featured Results Labels Code Table Values
    Code Description
    default.featuredresults.labels.By
    Defines a component of the items presented in the List format, which appears in the following format:
    <tile>by<author>
    default.featuredresults.labels.in
    Defines a component of the default title, which appears in the following format:
    <resource type> in <search scope> matching your query
    default.featuredresults.labels.matching
    Defines a component of the default title, which appears in the following format:
    <resource type> in <search scope> matching your query
    default.featuredresults.labels.more
    Defines the label for the More link. The following value is provided out of the box:
    More
    For the classic UI only, you can create a dedicated label for a Featured Results bar by adding the following code to override the default.featuredresults.labels.matching and default.featuredresults.labels.in codes for the specified <title ID>:
    <View ID>.featuredresults.<title ID>
    or
    default.featuredresults.<title ID>
    For example:
    Auto1.featuredresults.Auto1PC          Articles you may be interested in:
    After making any changes to the table, deploy from the code table page or specify the All Code Tables and Mapping Tables (Front End labels and more) option on the Deploy All page.
    If you do not define a specific label for the Featured Results bar, the system will default to the out-of-the-box title, which is created from the following elements:
    <Resource type from Basic Media type> in <Search Scope description> matching your query
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