I have a catalog of neoprene products that I would like to search. I'm interesting in how to achieve a search by thickness. Product names will contain the thickness along with a thickness field that contains the upper value, i.e.
name: Rip Curl 6/5/4mm wetsuit
name: Rip Curl 3mm
Respective thickness properties
When a search is performed for 3mm I would like to prioritize all results that match exactly 3mm, before 4/3mm and 5/4/3mm etc.
Then when 4/3mm is searched I would like prioritize 4/3mm, 5/4/3mm and then 3mm.
The user may search in any of these terms, note that
mm may be excluded.
3 4mm wetsuit
3 4 wetsuit
I've thought about doing a keyword comparison on the 'thickness' field for the max int provided in the search. Then a text search for the other params.
Additionally, I've thought of parsing the data using a regex such as
[\d\/m-]* (will select just the int ranges).
I could expand the product data out before inserting. So I would place each size in a keyword array but then I would still need to find the closest match and set a limit of what sort of matching is allowed. Maybe using something like the
Please could someone advise how best to achieve this functionality and what tools would be best suited? I'm not after an example, more just to be pointed in the right direction.