SKU Search not working on newly imported and indexed products

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    We have ajax search pro running on and we have a cron to index new products being added to the site. These products are added via WooCommerce API and everything is indexing fine (product name, description, meta etc) EXCEPT FOR the SKU. The client needs to have the search work when someone types in the SKU. The strange thing is that when we do a fresh index, the SKU search works fine on all the products on WOoCommerce but when new ones are added those SKU’s are not searchable.

    Any tips on how to solve this?

    Ernest Marcinko
    Ernest Marcinko


    I assume the SKU field is added later on during the import. So the import probably creates the product, then saves it – at that point the item is already indexed. Then adds the custom field, which does not trigger the re-indexing.

    If the regular update or add post meta functions are used for the indexing, then maybe a custom code could work.

    add_action( 'updated_post_meta', 'asp_force_index_on_meta_save', 10, 2 );
    add_action( 'added_post_meta', 'asp_force_index_on_meta_save', 10, 2 );
    function asp_force_index_on_meta_save( $meta_id, $object_id ) {
    	$o = new WD_ASP_IndexTable_Action();
    	$o->update( $object_id, null, true );

    Try adding this code to the functions.php file in your theme/child theme directory – make sure to have a full server back-up first for safety. For more details you can check the safe coding guidelines.

    Note, that this should only start working on new imports.

    Ernest Marcinko

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