When I add a new product and then want to add the product categories I am unable to type then in to the search box and get any results. Is there something I need to change? See attached image. enter image description here

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In Magento 1, after every product uploaded, you need a re-index required.

In Magento 2 to run the Reindex, you should setup the cron job.

If you want reindex immediate then you should run php bin/magento indexer:reindex command from Terminal

How to Setup Cron in Magento 2?

You have to have SSH access to your Magento 2 installation in order to run it as smooth as it should. Make sure, you get the access.

As soon as you have access to your instance, go to the Magento 2 root directory and run php bin/magento cron:install. That should be enough.

In case the only way for you is to add the cron through an admin interface like cpanel; try to add the cron jobs line by line.

* * * * * <path to php binary> <magento install dir>/bin/magento cron:run | grep -v "Ran jobs by schedule" >> <magento install dir>/var/log/magento.cron.log
* * * * * <path to php binary> <magento install dir>/update/cron.php >> <magento install dir>/var/log/update.cron.log
* * * * * <path to php binary> <magento install dir>/bin/magento setup:cron:run >> <magento install dir>/var/log/setup.cron.log

Depending in the admin panel, you might have to enter the path to the PHP binary. If you are not sure which path it is, just try php.

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