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Choose Recommendation Method

In the standard case, the algorithm matrixRecommendation should be selected in the Choose Recommendation Method area.

If we have developed a tailored algorithm for you, you can select it here. We usually do this for large product portfolios or when we have introduced an automated connection to a PIM system. In this case the itemListRecommendation is selected.

Number of Recommendations shown

In the Number of Recommendations shown area the maximum number of products displayed on the results page can be specified. We suggest the upper limit of three products.

Special fields - itemListRecommendation

excluded answers

Excluding answers in the results determination

In the area Special fields with the selection of the option excluded_answers answer options can be excluded from the determination of the result. This means that these can still be clicked by the user and those clicks are counted and visible in the Insights area as well, but the answer is not included in the calculation of the product recommendation.

In the following example, according to the matrix, no result should be shown after the answer option "No". Because this answer option has been excluded, it is not included in the product recommendation:

Exclude replies Docu 2
In the following example, according to the matrix, no result should be shown after the answer option "No". Because this answer option has been excluded, it is not included in the product recommendation:

Configuration of parts lists

  1. In the menu under Algorithm parts lists can be created, which are then displayed on the results page. To do this, first go to Choose Recommendation Method and pick the method itemListRecommendation . The settings for generating the parts list then appear under “Special fields”.
  2. In the quantity_inputs the answers can be selected for which users can specify the required quantity or number of pieces. In the example below, users can specify the number of comfort vehicles and sports vehicles required.
Quantity inputs feature
  1. The relationship between the amount specified by the user and the components influenced can be configured in the "Algorithm" tab:
ParameterOperatorQuestion
Under "Parameters", the number specified by the user can be assigned to the relevant questions or answers in order to calculate the parts list.

The calculation method can be determined under "Operator" to either
* (Multiplication) or + (addition).
The questions that are relevant for the calculation of the components are assigned under “Question”. To avoid that a parts list is calculated for all product variants, it can be specified under "Answer" that the set parameter or quantity is only applied to this answer.

Example: Parts list

In the following example, sports equipment is selected. In order to determine the correct parts list for the sports equipment, the entries in the matrix are controlled or calculated using the algorithm.

Example parts list docu

For the sports equipment, 2x sports seats and 4x sports tires are specified in the matrix for each vehicle (see red box). These are now multiplied by the number entered (orange box above).

Matrix & parts list docu

In order for the calculation to take place in the next step, under Algorithm it can be determined that the entered number of sports vehicles is offset against the respective car parts. In the example below it is specified that the number of sports vehicles is calculated with the vehicle equipment "Sport" (orange box).

This stipulates that the number of sports vehicles is offset against the body. In the example, however, there is no specific sports body, which is why nothing is stored under “Answer” (purple box).

Parts list parameters docu

As shown above, the Matrix stored that for the "Sport" vehicle equipment, 2x sport seats and, logically, 4x sport tires are required per vehicle (orange box below).

Parts list parameter documentation 2

The number of 2 sports vehicles entered in the example is now offset against the respective sports parts, which results in the following parts list :

Parts list result example
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