Using Elasticsearch for storing product data
We are using Elasticsearch to store "complex" products. Specifically I store Rims and Tire products.
We currently store a "group" of products per. hit. To be specific:
Product: Fallon C12 - Red
This product has several size variants, to simplify the case I have here a simple matrix:
So what we have done, which is incorrect - we know. We stored each type of variation seperately, so the product would in Elasticsearch have the fields:
- Size: 14,15,16
- Width: 235, 240, 245
However the issue here is, when filtering/searching for products we would have incorrect matches. If I search the following I would like to have a mapping that resultet 0 products:
- Size: 14
- Width: 245
As I do not have this combination within my matrix. Instead with my current mapping I would get the product returned, as it fits with my mapping - but what I implemented is not what I intended.
My question is, how should we map this and how would our filter look in elasticsearch. I would expect that I would map the product with a nested object of "Variations", containing the sub SKU's. However, doing this I cannot figure out, how I would filter to get the expected results.
If I added pricing and inventory to this nested object of variations, would I also be able to return the price of the cheapest matching variantion and sort by inventory >= 4 ? (this would be very handy to us)