Analytics & Reports

Area Management

Areas are used to manage different configurations and business rules within your endpoint. You can create as many Areas as you wish.

In general best practice, you should have different Areas for different front-end sites.

Area Management allows administrators to create and edit areas. You can control access to an Area by editing the access permissions in the User management section of Command Center.

Area Settings

Area Name

Area name can only contain letters (no numbers or special characters).


You can set metadata to be returned with every set of results from the Area. The metadata is set as a key-value pair, and will be included in the results object in the siteParams section.

Default Biasing Profile

Select one of your biasing profiles from this list, and it will always affect queries that do not specify a biasing profile. Rule-level and Query-level biasing profile settings will override Area biasing profiles.

Default Match Strategy

Select one of your match strategies from this list, and it will always affect queries that do not specify a match strategy. Rule-level and Query-level match strategy settings will override Area biasing profiles.

Relaxed Match Strategy

When no results are returned using the Default Match Strategy, the Relaxed Match Strategy selected here will be used to find additional products to return. Any match strategy that exists in the area can be selected as the Relaxed Match Strategy. There is also a Default Relaxed Match Strategy that will automatically relax the number of terms that must match by one. For an example of the Default Relaxed Match Strategy, see the Match Strategy documentation for details.

Note that relaxing the match strategy results in an additional sub-query to the engine, and as a result, this may add slight latency to queries when the fallback occurs.

Enable Wildcard Search

Wildcard search allows your customers to use * and ? to trigger wildcard matching. Note that wildcard search will not respect the match strategy and should be used with caution. You can read more about Wildcard search within the Retrieval API documentation.

Spell Suggestion Strength

This controls how many and how diverse the spelling suggestions in the Did You Mean section of the response will be. Adjust the value to determine how precise spelling suggestions should be on misspelled terms. Setting a high suggestion strength would ensure that more suggestions for a misspelled term are suggested for searches, whereas lower settings will return fewer suggestions.

Switching Between Areas

You can use the dropdown within the menu to quickly switch between the Areas available to you.

Promotion Between Areas

When you have more than one Area in Command Center, the Area Promotion mechanism allows you to promote one area to another. All the rules and templates in the target area will be deleted and all the source area objects will be copied over to the target area. This includes any bulk uploaded navigations.