We’re in the process of migrating a very large catalog into Shopify.
The platform we’re migrating from has its own pre-existing Algolia instance with indexes and relevance data built off of the catalog data in its original format.
The Shopify store uses Algolia’s Shopify integration, with a separate and new Algolia account, with indexes built off of the same product data as it exists within Shopify (Shopify’s product and collection schema).
We’re wondering what our options are for getting the relevance data in the pre-existing Algolia instance (built off of the original platform and product data), and importing it into the Shopify Algolia account (and making it work correctly).
Is this a simple thing to do? Are there significant issues/challenges introduced in getting the relevance data to work across indexes built off of data in different formats? Can we do this at all?
If the new Algolia instance can’t benefit from the relevance data that exists in the original Algolia index, what are our best options for building up relevance data quickly within the new Algolia instance in Shopify?