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Configuring the Position of the Facets

The Coveo administrator can configure where each facet appears in the search interface. Three facet zones are available as shown in the following figure.

Left – Vertical zone on the left side of the interface (for the Coveo Platform 6.5+)
Top – Horizontal zone at the top of the interface below the search result title bar
Right – Vertical zone on the right side of the interface

You can manage the position of the facets globally for a search hub. Each search interface of the hub can inherit or overwrite the hub default facet position. Similarly, each facet in a search interface can inherit or overwrite the default search interface facet position. You can configure facets to appear in the top horizontal zone only at the facet level.

Note: With the Coveo Platform 6.5+, a facet automatically moves to the top of the zone when a user selects one of its items. The facet returns to its normal position when the selection is cleared. This facet behavior is normal and cannot be configured or disabled (see Selected Facets Automatically Move to the Top of the Zone).

To configure the position of the facets

  1. Access the Interface Editor (see Opening the Interface Editor).

  2. To configure the default facet position at the hub level:
    1. Select the Search Hubs tab.

    2. In Current Hub on the menu bar, select the hub for which you want to configure the default facet position.

    3. In the navigation panel on the left, select General.

    4. In Default Facet Position, select the desired default zone (Right or Left) where facets will appear by default for the search interfaces of this hub.

    5. Click Apply,

  3. To configure the default facet position at the search interface level:
    1. Select the Search Interfaces tab.

    2. In Current Interface on the menu bar, select the search interface for which you want to configure the default facet position.

    3. On the menu, select Fields.

    4. In the navigation panel on the left, select Facets.

    5. In Default Facet Position, select the desired zone where facets will appear by default in this search interface.
      • Choose Hub's default facet position when you want to use the facet position configuration set at the hub level. This option is useful to easily and globally change the position of facets from the hub level.
      • Choose Right or Left when you want to customize the default facet position for this search interface.
    6. Click Apply,

  4. To customize the position of a specific facet:
    1. Select the Search Interfaces tab.

    2. In Current Interface on the menu bar, select the search interface containing the facet for which you want to configure the position.

    3. On the menu, select Fields.

    4. In the navigation panel on the left, select Facets.

    5. Under Custom Facets, click the facet for which you want to customize the position.

    6. In Zone, select the desired facet zone where you want this facet to appear.
      • Choose Interface's default facet position when you want to easily and globally change the position of this facet from the search interface level.
      • Choose Right, Top, or Left when you want to customize the position of this facet.
    7. Click OK.