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    I'm wanting to trying an rebuild a custom navigation that has a number of Power Search filter links (with a lot of characters in them) and it looks like there is a character limit for the Link URL field? I was soooo hoping to build this navigation in one simple convenient location.
    Leslie Kirk
    Miva Merchant Certified Developer
    Miva Merchant Specialist since 1997
    Previously of Webs Your Way
    (aka Leslie Nord leslienord)

    Email me: leslie@lesliekirk.com
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  • Yes the current limit is 254 characters. You should be able to fix any issues you have by using URI Management (if the links are going within the store). I'm not sure the character limit will be changed in future releases or not.
    David Carver
    Miva, Inc. | Software Developer

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    • How would I use the URI Management for a Power Search link? It's a very "custom" link:

      Code:
      Search=*&PowerSearch_Begin_Only=&ProductsPerPage=60&searchcatcount=1&priceranges=1&sort=id.desc&filter_price=&Store_Code=WFI&attropts1=design2&filter_ao1=&customfield1=brand&filter_cf1=&customfield2=contents&filter_cf2=&customfield3=width&filter_cf3=&page_offset=&ajax_src=&Screen=SRCH&srch_Color=1&openTab=color-ctgy-&srch_all=&filter_cat=833
      Leslie Kirk
      Miva Merchant Certified Developer
      Miva Merchant Specialist since 1997
      Previously of Webs Your Way
      (aka Leslie Nord leslienord)

      Email me: leslie@lesliekirk.com
      www.lesliekirk.com

      Follow me: Twitter | Facebook | FourSquare | Pinterest | Flickr

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      • So, there is no way to make these Power Search links "friendly"?
        Leslie Kirk
        Miva Merchant Certified Developer
        Miva Merchant Specialist since 1997
        Previously of Webs Your Way
        (aka Leslie Nord leslienord)

        Email me: leslie@lesliekirk.com
        www.lesliekirk.com

        Follow me: Twitter | Facebook | FourSquare | Pinterest | Flickr

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        • Originally posted by lesliekirk View Post
          How would I use the URI Management for a Power Search link? It's a very "custom" link:

          Code:
          Search=*&PowerSearch_Begin_Only=&ProductsPerPage=60&searchcatcount=1&priceranges=1&sort=id.desc&filter_price=&Store_Code=WFI&attropts1=design2&filter_ao1=&customfield1=brand&filter_cf1=&customfield2=contents&filter_cf2=&customfield3=width&filter_cf3=&page_offset=&ajax_src=&Screen=SRCH&srch_Color=1&openTab=color-ctgy-&srch_all=&filter_cat=833
          I would imagine, that you'd use the URI manager to take:

          Search=*&PowerSearch_Begin_Only=&ProductsPerPage=6 0&searchcatcount=1&priceranges=1&sort=id.desc&filt er_price=&Store_Code=WFI&attropts1=design2&filter_ ao1=&customfield1=brand&filter_cf1=&customfield2=c ontents&filter_cf2=&customfield3=width&filter_cf3= &page_offset=&ajax_src=&Screen=SRCH&srch_Color=1&o penTab=color-ctgy-&srch_all=&filter_cat=833

          and make it a short links like:

          domain.com/search/byBrand
          domain.com/search/byColor
          domain.com/search/bySize

          etc.

          Bruce Golub
          Phosphor Media - "Your Success is our Business"

          Improve Your Customer Service | Get MORE Customers | Edit CSS/Javascript/HTML Easily | Make Your Site Faster | Get Indexed by Google | Free Modules | Follow Us on Facebook
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          • How would I incorporate the other specifics of the link?
            Leslie Kirk
            Miva Merchant Certified Developer
            Miva Merchant Specialist since 1997
            Previously of Webs Your Way
            (aka Leslie Nord leslienord)

            Email me: leslie@lesliekirk.com
            www.lesliekirk.com

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            • To be frank, i've not use the URI manager too much (way to complex for most store owners to manage on their own) but, its not much different than taking:

              merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=FooFaeriesSt ore_code=magic

              and creating a short link of

              /foo-faeries-magic.html
              Bruce Golub
              Phosphor Media - "Your Success is our Business"

              Improve Your Customer Service | Get MORE Customers | Edit CSS/Javascript/HTML Easily | Make Your Site Faster | Get Indexed by Google | Free Modules | Follow Us on Facebook
              phosphormedia.com

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              • Yeah, I can do the foo fighting faeries in my sleep - this one sounds like it's going to become another Tom Cruise movie....
                Leslie Kirk
                Miva Merchant Certified Developer
                Miva Merchant Specialist since 1997
                Previously of Webs Your Way
                (aka Leslie Nord leslienord)

                Email me: leslie@lesliekirk.com
                www.lesliekirk.com

                Follow me: Twitter | Facebook | FourSquare | Pinterest | Flickr

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                • I'm still battling the foo fighting faeries trying to see if there is any way to make this work. I'm getting closer but there sure is a lot of "commands" included in the links I'm working with - one is for the sort filters.
                  Leslie Kirk
                  Miva Merchant Certified Developer
                  Miva Merchant Specialist since 1997
                  Previously of Webs Your Way
                  (aka Leslie Nord leslienord)

                  Email me: leslie@lesliekirk.com
                  www.lesliekirk.com

                  Follow me: Twitter | Facebook | FourSquare | Pinterest | Flickr

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                  • Hi Leslie,

                    Are these individual links or are you looking to have search results just not have such long URLs?
                    Matt Zimmermann
                    Director of UI/UX Standards and Theme Development
                    / Miva, Inc.

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                    • I'm trying to find a way to shorten them. Seems the store's SEO people think they are the root of all evil.
                      Leslie Kirk
                      Miva Merchant Certified Developer
                      Miva Merchant Specialist since 1997
                      Previously of Webs Your Way
                      (aka Leslie Nord leslienord)

                      Email me: leslie@lesliekirk.com
                      www.lesliekirk.com

                      Follow me: Twitter | Facebook | FourSquare | Pinterest | Flickr

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                      • If they are individual links, you should be able to use URI management to create redirects to a shorter link. If this is more of an analytics issue where there are multiple links being listed in GA for the same page, then I would recommend making adjustments to the GA settings following these articles:
                        Matt Zimmermann
                        Director of UI/UX Standards and Theme Development
                        / Miva, Inc.

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