Actions triggering full refresh of the CE Connect cache

Abstract

A lists of actions that result in clearing CE Connect or Sitecore Commerce caches.

There are some scenarios and actions that trigger a full refresh of the Commerce Engine Connect cache. Depending on the number of cached Commerce items, clearing the content of a cache can cause significant performance degradation on websites under heavy loads.

The following are common scenarios and actions that trigger a full refresh of the Commerce Engine Connect cache:

Deployment topology

Scenario/triggering action

Note

Standalone, on-prem deployment

Add or modify 20 or more Commerce items.

Triggers incremental indexing and full refresh of Commerce cache.

Explicitly request a full rebuild of Catalog items index or a Commerce cache refresh.

For example, manual update of the Commerce cache and rebuild of the Sitecore Web index.

Distributed Sitecore XC deployment

Add one or more new items and/or modify more than 20 existing Commerce items.

Triggers full re-indexing of catalog items and refresh of Commerce cache.

Explicitly request full rebuild of Catalog items index or a Commerce cache refresh.

For example, manual update of the Commerce cache and rebuild of the Sitecore Web index.