EPiServer Commerce R1 – Trigger Lucene Searching and Indexing

If you want to use certain parts of the Commerce Manager (e.g. Marketing -> Promotion -> “Order: Buy X, get N quantity of Y at a discount”. -> Catalog entries picker, the Commerce default Lucene search indexer must be active.

Else you get this error inside the picker window:

The searchindex creation can be triggered manually through Manager -> Administration -> System settings -> Search Index.

Scheduled jobs should be available in CMS but here is how to trigger the indexing through code:

via Searching and Indexing.

Build index command

SearchManager searchManager = new SearchManager(applicationName);

searchManager.BuildIndex(false);

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