I'm interested in enhancing or overriding the inbuilt search functionality of Odoo v8.0, specifically in the frontend for allowing a unified search field for all frontend modules (ie. CMS, E-commerce, forum, blogs, etc.). Unfortunately I have not been able to find any projects while searching through github, google, launchpad and similar areas.
I'm looking for any information on implementing any of the following search platforms linked with Odoo v8.0:
- Sphinx (http://sphinxsearch.com/)
- Solr/Lucene (http://lucene.apache.org/solr/)
- ElasticSearch (http://www.elasticsearch.org/)
- OpenSearchServer (http://www.opensearchserver.com/)
I have been considering getting a module built for connecting to the API for searchanise.com to allow for FTS (full-text search) for the postgresql database to allow for better product search and a auto-complete suggestion box while typing for the frontend E-Commerce and CMS modules. Please vote on this if you would like to see it become a reality so that I can gauge interest in the project from the community before committing the time and money required to get it built.
You can see a demo of this in action on a Magento demo store here (type something like 'mobile' into the search box):
You can see the same demo store at the following link without the extension as follows:
The implementation would be identical in regards to the auto-complete/auto-suggest box while typing and would allow for far greater relevance and accuracy (as well as error correction) for full text search queries with Odoo on the frontend.
I would release the module as a community module for free as we would be getting it built for ourselves, however the services from Searchanise are as per their terms. The module would simply act as a bridge for their services which include (at the time of writing) both a free option with very useful basic functionality and a pro/enterprise option with features that require a subscription.
I have found the extension and service (using their Magento extension) incredibly useful in returning more accurate, relevant results in my current Magento stores and am considering getting a module built that would allow for a connection through their API. If there is enough interest in the project I will move forward with it.
Please post back with comments if you have any questions regarding the proposed implementation, or if you would like to get involved with the project. Developer documentation is here:
There is a very high probablity that this is on the todo list for v9. Luke, it would be interesting to see if you can contact the developers and find out.
BTW, I visit Hong Kong often. It would be nice to meet you on my next trip. I very much admire you figuring out spirit. Kudos on all the wonderful replies you have written on these help forums.
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