enter image description hereI created a views to show parent and child term together using autocomplete expose filter .. but its show only one child. I have same child for two different parent.but its show only one child. how to change this programmatically using view query alter. I need such type:

Parent . Parent-1

I need such type of result on autocomplete expose filter.

  • Do you only want to do it with hook_views_query_alter? hook_form_alter would also be an option, I could provide a code example for that. – Stefanos Petrakis Feb 23 '16 at 9:32
  • It would be great help. – jsh Feb 23 '16 at 9:34
  • I have try lot of module .. but still not find a way to achive this using module. So finally I want to fix this via custom code. – jsh Feb 23 '16 at 9:35
  • Please provide me code example. – jsh Feb 23 '16 at 12:53
  • Hey there, I will do, need a little time though. :-) – Stefanos Petrakis Feb 23 '16 at 13:49

Here is a possible answer to this problem. First of all, a litte visual.

enter image description here

To get this working you need the following:

  • Configure your View to display the exposed taxonomy filter as a dropdown. autcomplete will not work because you cannot have multiple entries with the same key in the generated JSON array.
  • Optional: Install and configure the Chosen module [https://www.drupal.org/project/chosen] to get your dropdown to render nicely and offer autocomplete options.
  • Optional: You can finally use some custom code for formatting the presentation of your list, here is a sample minimal module that adds the special arrow that you see in the screenshot.
define('YOUR_EXPOSED_FILTER_MACHINE_NAME', 'field_tags_tid');

 * Implements hook_form_alter()
function se_form_alter(&$form, &$form_state, $form_id) {
  if( $form_id == 'views_exposed_form' ){
    if(isset($form[YOUR_EXPOSED_FILTER_MACHINE_NAME]) && 
    $form[YOUR_EXPOSED_FILTER_MACHINE_NAME]['#type'] == 'select'){
      $form[YOUR_EXPOSED_FILTER_MACHINE_NAME]['#options'] = _custom_update_options_for_taxonomy($form[YOUR_EXPOSED_FILTER_MACHINE_NAME]['#options']);

 * Function that update select options for taxonomy filter
function _custom_update_options_for_taxonomy($options = array()) {
  $current_parent = '';
  foreach( $options as $i=>$option ) {
    if( is_int($i) && isset($option->option) && is_array($option->option) ) {
      $option_arr = $option->option;
      $tids = array_keys($option_arr);
      $tid = reset($tids);
      // is this a child of the previous parent
      if( strpos($option_arr[$tid], '-') === 0 && $current_parent != '') {
        $option_arr[$tid] = preg_replace('/^-/', ' ⤷ ', $option_arr[$tid]);
        $option->option = $option_arr;
      // this is a parent node
      else {
        $current_parent = $option_arr[$tid];
  return $options;

Hope this help some!

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