Hello Magento Folks 👋,

What are you all up to? In this solution, I will illustrate How to Configure Catalog Search in Magento 2. Also, view our previously published blog How To Backup Magento 2 Store (In Under 15 Minutes).


For any E-commerce, website search is a very critical feature to provide as most of the customers utilizes searches while shopping. According to a survey by klood, on-site searchers are 216% more likely to convert than regular users. Hence, if the search does not work perfectly then customer experience might be at risk.

Basically in Magento 2, by default, you can search the catalog by utilizing the quick and advanced search options.

In this article, we will discuss in what way customers search your catalog and how to configure catalog search in Magento 2. Let’s get started 🚀

Magento 2 Quick Search:

The search box available at the header of the website page helps customers to search for any products within the catalog. The customer can type a few characters or full name or anything related to the products. When a customer types a partial name, it shows related results along with the number of results found. Thereafter, the customer can simply press enter or choose from the list of results.

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Magento 2 Advanced Search:

Advanced Search in Magento 2 allows customers to search for products with multiple parameters like product name, SKU, description, and price. The advanced search option is accessible from the footer. Selecting it will open a form and the user can fill up the details. The results displayed are the match of the criteria entered by the customer.

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Magento 2 Search Results:

Search results include the products that match the criteria of quick search and advanced search options. If there are more products that do not fit the single page, it will have pagination at the end, where the user can move back and forth. The number of results per page is determined by the configuration settings.

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Magento 2 Weighted Search:

The admin can assign a weight to the product attribute that is enabled for catalog search. Weight defines the rank of the product in the search result. To set the search weight properties of an attribute:

  • Log in to Admin Panel and navigate to Stores > Attributes > Product.
  • Find the attribute and click on it.
  • In the Storefront Properties option, set Use in Search to Yes and assign the weight in the Search Weight field.
  • The search weight can be assigned value from 1 to 10, where 10 is the highest weight value. The default search weight value is 1.

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Steps to Configure Catalog Search in Magento 2:

Step 1: Navigate to Stores > Settings > Configuration

Step 2: Click on Catalog > Catalog.

Step 3: Explore the Catalog Search section and follow the below instruction

Minimal Query Length – Add the number for setting up minimum characters that can be permitted in a single query.

Maximum Query Length – Add the number for setting up maximum characters that can be permitted in a single query.

Search Engine – Set default search engine, “MySQL”.

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Step 4: Save the Config.

Concluding Words:

Therefore, with the help of the above solution, you will be able to Configure Catalog Search in Magento 2. Eliminate these steps of configuration by integrating FREE Ajax Search Extension for your Magento 2 store.

If you find any difficulties in the implementation then feel free to drop me the query in the comment section below. Share the article with your friends by utilizing social media platforms.

Happy Reading 😊

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