Faceted Search and 300 item limit

Before releasing the next post about search another small blog with a nice tip. As we use the Faceted Search in a few of our search solutions we found a small bug. If you have more than 300 search items, the facets ‘stop’ counting displaying a maximal calculated total of 300 items. So even if  your search says that the estimate is around +1000 results. It made me wonder where it went wrong, so checking all settings I couldn’t find a 300 max in the properties of the facets. So there for I made a nice post on the Faceted Search Forms, where nvasave pointed me to the good direction.

Under Data Settings there is a property Select Columns for Facets, I had an value of 500 columns, changing that to 3000 displayed correct results for me (not that I know why it would display 300 items while getting 500 columns, but still it’s an solution). And I am aware of the fact that in the 3.0 alpha version it is fixed, but you cannot always run alpha versions in production environments.