Combined Collection

The Combined collection allows you to combine any two collections using a common identifier in the document. Fields in every document will be combined from both collections into a new document.

Create a Combined Collection

You can Create a Combined Collection with the following steps:

  • After logging in to the Admin Console, select the Collections tab and click on Create a New
    Collection or "+" icon.
  • Choose Combined Collection as Collection Type.
  • Enter a unique Collection name for the data source (For example, intranet site).
  • Choose Private/Public Collection Access and Collection Encryption as per the requirements
  • Choose the language of the content (if the language is other than English).
  • Click Save to create the collection.
  • Once the Combined collection is created you will be taken to the Settings tab.


The Combined collection settings allow you to Combine two different collections by selecting
the collection type and by selecting the field link

Collection 1First Collection Name to be merged.
Collection 1 Link FieldField used to join the collections.
Collection 2Second Collection Name to be merged.
Collection 2 Link FieldField used to join the collections.

Schedule and Index

Sets the frequency and the start date/time for indexing a collection. Schedule Frequency supported in SearchBlox is as follows:

  • Once
  • Hourly
  • Daily
  • Every 48 Hours
  • Every 96 Hours
  • Weekly
  • Monthly

The following operation can be performed in Combined collections

ScheduleFor each collection, indexing can be scheduled based on the above options.

Data Fields Tab

Using Data Fields tab we can create custom fields for search and we can see the Default Data Fields with non-encrypted collection. SearchBlox supports 4 types of Data Fields as listed below:


  • Once the Data fields are configured, collection must be cleared and re-indexed to take effect.

To know more about Data Fields please refer to Data Fields Tab