Commerce Reference Store includes a multisite search control that allows customers to search only the current site or to search the sites that share a shopping cart with the current site. For example, on the ATG Store US site, the control looks like this:

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This search control appears on virtually all Commerce Reference Store pages. It is created by the Search Box cartridge, which is placed on the page using the /atg/endeca/assembler/droplet/InvokeAssembler servlet bean. (This servlet bean is invoked by the <crs:pageContainer> tag, as discussed in the Using Cartridges chapter. InvokeAssembler enables cartridges to be included on ATG-driven pages.) The renderer for the Search Box cartridge, store.war/cartridges/SearchBox/SearchBox.jsp, creates the text input field and checkboxes for specifying the sites to search. The control includes a checkbox for each site that shares a shopping cart with the current site.

The SearchBox.jsp renderer also invokes the /atg/endeca/assembler/SearchFormHandler component, which is of class This form handler determines the sites to search based on which checkboxes are selected, and stores the site IDs in the /atg/endeca/assembler/SearchedSites component. The /atg/endeca/assembler/cartridge/manager/filter/SiteFilterBuilder component then creates a record filter to restrict the records returned to only those associated with those sites.

See the ATG-Endeca Integration Guide for more information about record filtering.

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