Backend and Infrastructure

Populate Search API Indexes for Drupal 8, 9, and 10

Creating an index alone is not enough. To populate the index, we need to specify the fields necessary to populate the index. Selecting the fields is accomplished in the Search API admin UI.

In this tutorial, we'll:

  • Explain how to select what populates a search index
  • Describe a field boost, and how it is used to customize results

By the end of this tutorial you should be able to add fields to a Search API Index so their content is available for searching, and then instruct Search API to index the content of your site.