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I created a view that has a global combined fields filter setup to search through node's title and a set of taxonomy terms. It works fine but only if I include a "Taxonomy term: Name" field.

This field currently causes each node to appear in the results for each term that is assigned to it. I checked Aggregation Settings for that field but only have these options:[options]1

I also tried the Views Distinct module which worked but at a great performance cost. Is there either:

  1. a way I can include terms in the global combine fields filter that I haven't thought of or
  2. a way to prevent the duplicate results?

Thanks for your help

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You can apply GROUP BY or DISTINCT by enabling views aggregation settings to remove duplicate records.

  1. Go and edit your view
  2. In Advanced » OTHER section by enabling Use aggregation: Yes
  3. In FIELDS or FILTER CRITERIA section, select and apply Aggregation settings for which fields you want to group by or distinct.
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Put this code in your themes template.php file:

function your-theme_views_pre_render(&$view) {
 $used_nids = array();
$new_view_result = array();

 if ($view->name == 'Name_of_your_view') {
foreach ($view->result as $row) {
    if (!in_array($row->nid, $used_nids)) {
      $new_view_result[] = $row;
      $used_nids[] = $row->nid;
    }
  }

$view->result = $new_view_result;
 }
}    

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