Backend and Infrastructure

Facets in Search for Drupal 8

Filtering results allows us to divide up the result set along one or more dimensions. It’s easy and built in to Search API, but often we need a slightly different modality. Drill-down search allows us to constrain (rather than divide) our result set to one or more dimensions. The Facets module provides this functionality.

In this tutorial, we'll:

  • Describe how Facets constrains results to preconfigured dimensions
  • Demonstrate how use of a Facet also constrains the possible selections for other facets
  • List the steps for installing Facets module
  • Describe the field types best used for creating facets