The object of filtering is to display a variant that matches, or has the best match, for the values you've selected.
The Priority rating must bet assigned to all variant criteria.
The setting is used to solve possible conflicts when the filtering criteria values could return more than one result.
When a conflict occurs, the variant criteria with the highest rating will be used first. Based on this setting, one variant will be chosen over another variant.
Note: Priority 1 is higher than priority 2.
The following example looks at the effect of the priority rating when solving conflicts with variants.
- Variant 1 has State=NY assigned as the variant criteria value
- Variant 2 has Release=1.2 assigned as the variant criteria value
The book filtering has State=NY and Release=1.2.
A conflict occurs because each topic matches one of the criteria values used in the filtering. The priority rating is used to resolve this conflict and give precedence to the variant criteria for State because it has a higher priority rating. In this case, Variant 1 is used.
The Variant Criteria values and priority rating
The Acme Accessories book has a topic with a variant for State and a variant for Release (Pro-Tekt Case), and a variant with both values (Repair Kit).
When the book is filtered for State=NY and Release=1.2, the following variant objects are used in the book: