Often users will need to make a newly-created field available in the SearchSpring Management Console in order to use this field as searchable data, to sort results with, and/or use as a Facet in SearchSpring-powered pages - here's how to accomplish this.
1) First, ensure that this new Field is in the Data Feed passed to SearchSpring:
If your site uses a cart connection for the feed (such as for BigCommerce, Volusion, or Shopify), simply ensure that the custom field is created in your admin panel.
If your site uses a feed hosted on your end, simply ensure that this data feed (under Settings > Data Feed > Data Feed Location) contains the field you'd like to add.
2) Then, under Data Feed > Advanced > Core Fields, click the Check for New Fields button to start the Validation process, which will pick up any fields added recently.
3) Once the "Check for New Fields" process is complete, go to Relevancy > Advanced > Field Settings, and you'll see that the new field is displayed on this page - now you're ready to set the field's settings: the Type, the Multi-Valued delimiter, whether it should be used as a Sort option, as a Facet, or as Searchable data.
To read more about Field Settings, please check out the article here.