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 one or multiple 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 or modify more than 20 Commerce items.

Note

The quantity of new or updated items depends on configuration.

Triggers full re-indexing of catalog items if the number of new or modified items exceeds the value of the fullCacheRefreshThreshold property defined in the CE Connect caching configuration.

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.