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Functional Boosts

Functional boosts increase result scores based on the value of an integer or float field.

There are 3 types of functional boosts:

Boost Type Description
logarithmic Multiplies the original score by ln(field value)
exponential Multiplies the original score by efield value
linear Multiplies the original score by field value
q
required
The query used within your search.
engine_key
required
The Engine Key associated with your Engine. Found within your dashboard.
functional_boosts
optional
Values can be logarithmic, exponential, or linear. See the above table for more information.
Example - Return the most popular "books", but first boost the total_purchases field with a logarithmic boost.
curl -XGET 'https://search-api.swiftype.com/api/v1/public/engines/search.json' \
  -H 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  -d '{
        "engine_key": "YOUR_ENGINE_KEY",
        "q": "brothers",
        "functional_boosts":{
          "books":{
            "total_purchases":"logarithmic"
          }
        }
      }'

Supported Field Types

Type Boosting
string No
text No
enum No
integer Yes
float Yes
date No
location No

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