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Just wanted to get clarification on how the advanced search with additional attributes works. From my understanding I can add an attribute such as a Car Model. If i then update the products in my database to include a value for these items I should be able to search for them in the advanced search and they will show up.
However when I attempt to do a search currently I get zero results If I do the same search without a car model selected then the product I expect to see turns up.
I have cleared my cache and rebuilt the search index but this seems to have no effect. Any ideas?
I have this same issue, although it works on my local machine and not my live server. My guess is that it is related to the Layered Navigation Indices (have a look on the Cache Management page), which doesn’t appear to ever stop running (ie it’s not running). There are a number of forums related to that issue, particularly on shared hosts. Let me know if it looks the same on your cache management page.