yes they are configurable attributes for the products.
I may have to explain that Im not using Magento in the conventional way. Im creating a tourist information site about Kenya and each product is actually a business listing.
I have setup ‘City’ as an attribute of each procuct to reflect where the businesses is based and want to be able to search for all business within that city. Maybe I should be adapting the layered navigation for this purpose but I want to be able to view all business within a city and not limit it to searching within a catagory of businesses
I guess I could also setup a new catagory for each city and then assign all the businesses to the relevant city.
Whichever method I use I still think that theres something not right with the search. Why does it not make any sense to search configurable attributes? Surely there are alot of attributes you may want to add to a product that you want to be searchable. Or have I got the wrong idea of what configurable attributes are?