I've got a view where I would like to filter content based on a taxonomy term. I've created the taxonomy, added some terms, created a field reference on the specific content type I'd like to show, then added some terms to content.

The issue I have is this: In the view, under add new filter, the taxonomy I created doesn't show up as an option to filter by. There's a bunch of "indexed node: xxx" available, but none of them refers to the taxonomy I created. I suppose there is an option somewhere to have the taxonomy terms indexed? How do I do this?

This might seem like a very straightforward question, but for some reason on this particular website, I can't find the culprit.

  • Are you using SearchAPI or Solr?
    – Kevin
    Jan 5, 2017 at 18:00
  • I don't even know to be honest! How can I check this?
    – Pim
    Jan 5, 2017 at 18:03

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You need to create a relationship to your taxonomy vocabulary. Think of this like adding a join to a mySQL query.

For more info, take a look at Views relationship using taxonomy

  • Unfortunately, no luck! I'm quite puzzled, I've done this before on other websites and I usually don't even have to add the relationship. Here even adding the relationship doesn't work.
    – Pim
    Jan 5, 2017 at 18:03
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    @pim I usually don't even have to add the relationship. That only happens when you create a taxonomy view, see pic. If you create a content view, then you will need the relationship.
    – No Sssweat
    Jan 6, 2017 at 2:21

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