Your username here MUST MATCH your XenForo username (connected to your XF license).

    Once you have registered here, then you need to start a conversation at xenforo.com w/Bob and provide the following:
    1. Your XenForo License Validation Token
    2. The Domain Name associated with the License
    NOTE: Your account will be validated once ALL requirements are verified/met. Thank you for your patience.

Implemented Refine by (filtering by custom fields)

Discussion in 'Showcase Closed Suggestions' started by Bob, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    SC 2.9.0 has Filtering (called Refine by) of Custom Item Fields. Its a system that I developed for RMS (Review Management System) that replaces Advanced Field Search (which was always designed as a temporary system).

    The Refine by system works similar to how sites like Amazon and TripAdvisor work (click on a filter and it filters the results right on the page).



  2. Matt C.

    Matt C. New Member AMS Premium CAS Premium EMS Early Adopter IMS Premium LD Premium RMS Premium SC Premium UBS Premium

    Any chance you could tell us how to get this working?

    Thank you! :)
  3. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Nothing has changed as far as making a field searchable. Custom Field Searching has been in Showcase for several years now. When you create a Field, there is a General Options setting that makes the field Searchable. That determines whether the field will be displayed in the Refine By system.

    Note: This only applies to following 4 Field Types (Drop down selection, Radio Buttons, Check Boxes and Multiple-choice drop down selection).

  4. lionhoho

    lionhoho New Member AMS SC Premium

    Is there any option to setup the sidebar show up? I tried to set the custom fields searchable and display as filter like the picture above but the filter didn't show up, for both Refine By (sidebar) as well as the Refine Results by (at the top of list). I tried on Xenforo 1.5.16 + default theme.

  5. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Its Automatic (if there are Field Types that can be FILTERED via the Refine By system). Only certain types of fields can be filtered.

    Only Check Box, Radio and Multi Select work with the Refine By System.

    These field types don't work with the Refine By system:
    • Rating Fields
    • Date Fields
    • Text Input Fields
  6. lionhoho

    lionhoho New Member AMS SC Premium

    Yes, I tried only with Radio
  7. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    Do you have the Permission "Search Custom Fields" set to allow? If not, you'll need that permission set.

    Since I don't know, I have to ask... are you viewing a Category that is associated with that specific Custom Item Field?

    This is something that I'd need Admin CP access to help troubleshoot (send me an inbox with login credentials).
  8. lionhoho

    lionhoho New Member AMS SC Premium

    Yes we do set the permission to all users and the field should apply to all categories. I have started a conversation with you. Please check the details in there.

  9. lionhoho

    lionhoho New Member AMS SC Premium

    Found an interesting thing. The Refine system showup in Categories but not in the Home page. I wonder the problem may caused by our customization. Another problem is the "More Choices" doesn't work. Will dig more.
  10. Bob

    Bob Developer Staff Member

    That is because the Refine By system is a Category Page feature. Its not available on Showcase Home or any other Showcase Pages. Its a Category only feature.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.