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Re-indexing site nodes

If a sites search index is interrupted, content may not show up properly when searching or browsing. Re-indexing the site can help resolve this.

As a drupal administrator, go to ‘/admin/config/search/search_api/index/default_node_index’

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If the Index Status is not 100% complete (eg: 200/400 items indexed), follow these steps to re-index the site. While the site its being reindexed, search functions will not work properly. The larger the site, the longer this will take.

Before re-indexing the site, clear the existing indexed data. At the bottom of the page, click “Clear all indexed data”.

Click “Confirm” to continue.

A confirmation message will indicate that the index was cleared, and the index status will show that 0 nodes are indexed.

At the bottom of the page, click “Queue all items for reindexing”.

Click “Confirm” to continue.

You will see a confirmation that “The index was successfully marked for re-indexing”. Click “Index now”.

The progress will be displayed as items are processed in batches of 50 at a time. The more content in a site, the longer this will take.

When done, a confirmation message will be displayed, and all items will be indexed.