enter image description hereI have created a view block to display filter options. But in BEF settings I dont get check box options. Can anybody help me out.

Thank you in advance embeeke

  • Can you please add screenshot? Commented Jul 25, 2014 at 7:13
  • Hello and welcome. You stated a fact. Could you please now ask a question?
    – Mołot
    Commented Jul 25, 2014 at 7:40
  • how to add filters as checkbox list using BEFs.
    – embeeke
    Commented Jul 25, 2014 at 7:52
  • Have you read the BEF module documentation it says: "Most BEF features are available with filters that have a limited number of options" Make sure the field you using as exposed filter have limited number of options. Commented Jul 25, 2014 at 8:11
  • Can you please elaborate @MutantMahesh
    – embeeke
    Commented Jul 25, 2014 at 8:31

1 Answer 1


I tried on my local with

  • drupal 7.30-dev
  • views 7.x-3.7
  • better exposed filter 7.x-3.0-beta4

Added term reference field in article content type. Created a view, added this term reference field as exposed filter i was able to get the checkboxes for tid.

Make sure the term reference field setting is set to "Dropdown" and Use Ajax options is set to "yes".

reference field setting and use ajax reference field setting set to dropdown

After setting term reference field setting to "Dropdown" i was able to see the "Checkbox/radio buttons" options in better exposed filter setting.

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  • Hey thank you so much, i got it. But the auto submit feature is not working. can you guide me on this.. Thank you
    – embeeke
    Commented Jul 29, 2014 at 3:14
  • In BEF setting there is option for Autosubmit. Check that option. you can see that in above screenshot. Please accept answer if that helped. Commented Jul 29, 2014 at 5:58
  • ya i checked autosubmit option. and another problem is, i get an error after creating the view "An illegal choice has been detected. Please contact the site administrator."
    – embeeke
    Commented Jul 29, 2014 at 8:55
  • This error occurs when I select dropdown as filter criteria setting
    – embeeke
    Commented Jul 29, 2014 at 9:04
  • Have you created those option in hook_form_alter? or modified the select list options in other way? This error occur due to type mismatch. This error occur when you add new value in a select list which is other then the type of value allowed in that list. For example if you add 'string' value in select list option if only 'integer' values are allowed in that select list. Commented Jul 29, 2014 at 9:10

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