I am using Search API and search views to add facet blocks into my views page. It works perfect on my test site with only search/facet/views related modules.

But on my working site, when I add Search Index, the ItemType is missing "Node" selection, instead, it is showing "Content". I have updated all modules, but can't figure out why "Node" option is missing.

Anyone has ideas on this?

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  • What version of search api are you running ? Commented Apr 2, 2015 at 15:32
  • All Newest version: search_api-7.x-1.14, facetapi-7.x-1.5, ctools-7.x-1.7, views-7.x-3.10, entity-7.x-1.6. We have near 100 modules for this site, is there any modules that limit the "Node" option?.
    – Matt He
    Commented Apr 2, 2015 at 16:43
  • Why would you want to have a Node option ? What is the different between Node and Content ? Commented Apr 3, 2015 at 2:28
  • The difference is "Node" works, but "Content" doesn't work.
    – Matt He
    Commented Apr 3, 2015 at 14:59
  • Matt, You need to provide more details about what you mean by "does not work". I have used all those modules for over a year (like everyday) and "it works fine to be." Commented Apr 3, 2015 at 16:14

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You do not need the "Node" Item type. Using the "Content" is going to index all your nodes.

  • Unfortunately it didn't work for me. The facet won't show up in the view page.
    – Matt He
    Commented Apr 2, 2015 at 19:07
  • When using the Content option with commerce, product reference fields will not be pulled. Commented May 30, 2015 at 8:31
  • Same issue here. Two environments, one has node one has content. I'm getting different results on the two somehow.
    – Ryan
    Commented Sep 27, 2017 at 23:51

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