In contextual filters, with

  • validator = taxonomy term
  • Filter value type = term ids separated by , or +
  • allow multiple values = true

Giving argument "1+2" works as espected: OR operator

Giving argument "1,2" works as "1+2": OR operator instead of expected AND operator

In both cases, conditions uses operator "IN":
WHERE (( (field_data_field_tags.field_tags_tid IN('1', '2') ) )AND(( (node.status = '1') AND (node.type IN ('flickr_photo')) )))

This is the contextual filter part of my view:

/* Contextual filter: Content: Tags (field_tags) */
$handler->display->display_options['arguments']['field_tags_tid']['id'] = 'field_tags_tid';
$handler->display->display_options['arguments']['field_tags_tid']['table'] = 'field_data_field_tags';
$handler->display->display_options['arguments']['field_tags_tid']['field'] = 'field_tags_tid';
$handler->display->display_options['arguments']['field_tags_tid']['default_action'] = 'empty';
$handler->display->display_options['arguments']['field_tags_tid']['default_argument_type'] = 'fixed';
$handler->display->display_options['arguments']['field_tags_tid']['default_argument_skip_url'] = 0;
$handler->display->display_options['arguments']['field_tags_tid']['summary']['number_of_records'] = '0';
$handler->display->display_options['arguments']['field_tags_tid']['summary']['format'] = 'default_summary';
$handler->display->display_options['arguments']['field_tags_tid']['summary_options']['items_per_page'] = '25';
$handler->display->display_options['arguments']['field_tags_tid']['specify_validation'] = 1;
$handler->display->display_options['arguments']['field_tags_tid']['validate']['type'] = 'taxonomy_term';
$handler->display->display_options['arguments']['field_tags_tid']['validate_options']['vocabularies'] = array(
  'tags' => 'tags',
$handler->display->display_options['arguments']['field_tags_tid']['validate_options']['type'] = 'tids';
$handler->display->display_options['arguments']['field_tags_tid']['validate_options']['transform'] = 0;
$handler->display->display_options['arguments']['field_tags_tid']['validate']['fail'] = 'empty';
$handler->display->display_options['arguments']['field_tags_tid']['break_phrase'] = 1;
$handler->display->display_options['arguments']['field_tags_tid']['not'] = 0;

How can I set a AND filter? I want to display contents with all values of tags.

2 Answers 2


I am not the best with deciphering exported settings, but I think you should remove that Contextual Filter and use "Content: Has taxonomy term ID" instead. Make sure you tick "Allow multiple values" under the More section. That will result in a chain of AND clauses in the WHERE for the view (well, it does in one that I just looked at).

  • I'm using contextual filter because I need to pass tids as argument in views_embed_view("gallery", "default", $gallery_arguments); and not exposing selection to user or making it static. Feb 9, 2012 at 19:49
  • Ok! "Contextual Filter" + "Content: Has taxonomy term ID" works! Thanks Feb 9, 2012 at 19:57
  • I think you are using the wrong contextual filter. I have a project where I am essentially doing the same thing, though I am using $view = views_get_view() and $view->set_arguments(explode(",", arg(X)); to generate it.
    – mpdonadio
    Feb 9, 2012 at 20:00
  • I had the same problem, this works. you should select Term IDs separated by , or + as Filter value type to make Allow multiple values works Mar 4, 2012 at 9:30

Set them as separate arguments, and it will filter to only things where both match.

  • I need to pass a variable number of tids. Like "1,2,3" or "1" or "5,7,96,36". Anyway... isn't this an unexpected behavior? Feb 9, 2012 at 9:53

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